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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 #27 of 385 attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Los Angeles does not have a lot of historic buildings so if you are anywhere near downtown LA, do not miss this building--its totally unique like no other building. Built in 1893, it has been restored and maintained in perfect condition. It's interior is very 'film noir" and has been used in countless movies and TV shows. In one of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I personally love both history and architecture, so I gave the Bradbury Building a 5 star rating. But most people, especially Millennials, would probably rate it a 3 or 4 instead. The attraction is the architecture and metal work in a "cutting edge" building for its time. Most tourists walk right past it without even knowing its significance. Like many... More

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It is a beautiful bldg. I try and make this a part of any Downtown trip. I like to hit the Grand Central Market and the Angels Flight. I hit Chinatown and I hit The Bradbury. You can't go upstairs unless with a tour of some sort.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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229 reviews 229 reviews
88 attraction reviews
679 helpful votes 679 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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mid-TN
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73 reviews 73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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London
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52 helpful votes 52 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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Toronto
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89 helpful votes 89 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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