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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S. Broadway at Third Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213 626 1893
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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A Hidden Treasure

Perfect place for a picture! We went in to check out this great time capsule and a couple was there to take their baby announcement photos. It was so beautiful. You can't walk up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Bakersfield, California

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Perfect place for a picture! We went in to check out this great time capsule and a couple was there to take their baby announcement photos. It was so beautiful. You can't walk up the entire stairwell as a tourist but, you are able to gaze at this masterpiece. It was like walking into history. Very cool

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Between Bladerunner and one of the best Outer Limits (original) episodes, the is a must see. Building is amazing, great it is saved and preserved.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is one of the most significant buildings in LA. Over a hundred year old - filled with light, delicate metal workings, used in movies about the future and past. A must see on Broadway. Mostly offices but the lobby is open for viewing.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The light in the courtyard is wondrous, the old antique open cage elevators, the massive marble stairs, and the ornate ironwork make this a place you want to photograph. The super trendy New York-based designer and architect Rafael de Cardenas has stated this is the building everyone should stand in at least once before they die.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

In a city with not many historical architectural masterpieces this stands out. It is well worth a visit and bring along a camera.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you are going anyway near downtown, make this quick trip to see a very cool building. There are parking lots nearby but we found metered parking very close. Spent 15 minutes inside and it was well worth the stop. Go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I loved 500 Days of Summer and so in my first trip to Los Angeles I knew I had to visit some of the locations of this film. This is a beautiful building and I would recommend paying it a short visit. I found the interior to be absolutely gorgeous. A worthwhile attraction.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is a historic building that has been here forever, so much detail and use lots of wood. The best thing it's open to the public free of charge, you can even go all the way up. Don't be scared to enter the huge double door on Broadway and 3rd st.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We stopped here on a charter tour. This building is gorgeous and historically significant. A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It only takes a few minutes of your time to walk inside and admire the beautiful interior of the Bradbury Building, the building that takes great pride in being one of the sets for the movie "Blade Runner". The building still has offices operating inside it today, so (free) access to tourists is limited only up to the first floor.... More 

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