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Bradbury Building

304 S. Broadway at Third Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013 (Central L.A)
213 626 1893
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Ranked #30 of 369 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
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Hermosa Beach, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I LOVE this building. I was lucky enough to have an office here in the early 90's right after the building was restored and during the time that Jack Nicholson made the movie "Wolf" or "Wolfman" something like that. I remember them filming there and those of us that worked there were very protective over the way the building was... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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69 attraction reviews
639 helpful votes 639 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Just to walk into the building is beautiful. If in the area, walk in just to see the majesty of the atrium with amazing ironwork and glass. A must-see when in the area. Also, they usually have very-enthused people working there who can provide a history of the building (employed by the Los Angeles Conservation Agency, I think). Either way,... More

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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

What a find! One must tread carefully and quietly, as folks live and work here, but the lobby is a must-see in downtown Los Angeles. Restored in the 1990s, I believe, it is a marvel in its use of fine materials to create beautiful, functional forms. The open, wrought-iron elevator is a classic, used in Blade Runner and other films.... More

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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I only walked past here as I was following a tour in my guide book. Only when I went in did I realise that this is the building from Blade Runner! This is why I love LA, movie locations everywhere! There was a guard at the entrance so we only stayed a few minutes as we were told the LAPD... More

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77 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

If you're a fan of architecture and Blade Runner this is a must see building. From the outside it's not much but once you step inside you are easily transported back to the final scene of Blade Runner. You can get a lot of cool photos as soon as you step inside so don't be afraid to take a peak.

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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Bradbury building is a cool building! The outside is nice but the inside is beautiful!!! We where super impressed! We didn't tour the upper levels we only did the lobby and first stair landing. Took some cool photos :) we didn't do anything else in the downtown area so it was a little less exciting for us but if... More

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Channel Islands National Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This fascinating architectural milestone is one of many gems in downtown LA. Free access to the interior ground floor where you get a fine view of the iron work on upper floors, which can only be visited by prior arrangement. A must-see stop, even for a quick eyeful.

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Marina del Rey, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Beautiful interior, I stop by every time I am in the neighborhood! While there, check out a larger-then-life (70ft) Anthony Quinn "Zorba" mural across the 3rd Street Bradbury' entrance, and the Million Dollar Theater across the Broadway entrance.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I like: building outside + inside captivating. I did not like: building tour is free, you can tour the ground floor only. To rise to the upper floors, preferably coordinate and determine in advance with the building management. May be a fee.

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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I missed doing a walking tour and only got 5 minutes to check out the Bradbury Building. It was on my list of things to see in Downtown Los Angeles but also as I love Bladerunner! As like others have said, beautiful iron work and historic building with alot of light as well. I only took photos and admired the... More

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