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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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First level access only- worth a visit. Beautiful building.

We entered from Broadway and were amazed. You can only go up a half flight for a picture and walk into the lobby a little way.mits worth a visit. Beautiful architecture, wrought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Illinois US
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Illinois US
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We entered from Broadway and were amazed. You can only go up a half flight for a picture and walk into the lobby a little way.mits worth a visit. Beautiful architecture, wrought iron and wood work are incredible as is the light.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

As seen in Blade runner and probably numerous other movies, the Bradbury from inside did look truly amazing however access to the 2nd floor upwards were closed off to the public. Bit disappointing but we snapped the photos and left so all good. N.B ring up and check before visiting to avoid disappointment.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited as we were going to the Grand Central Market , so killed two birds with one stone as just over the road . It was interesting but not special . It would have been a disappointment if we had made a special trip . I can only assume the people that rated it five haven't been to many... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Bradbury is a truly iconic building, located in DTLA (Downtown LA). Many movies (especially, I think, BLADE RUNNER) were partially shot in this edifice. A true throwback to another era !

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Pebble Beach
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24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The exquisite detail and artisanship of the wrought iron, the marble floors with inlays, the woodcrafting, the light filled design and overall impact of the interior is unforgettable. This is an architectural and design gem well worth a visit.

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I went on our Honeymoon in Oct 2014. To see in person. We are big Blade Runner fans. It was great to see how neat the architecture is. We were not allowed to take the elevator that would have made our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was one of the nicest interiors we saw, make sure you go inside for a look. It's been preserved amazingly and was very impressive.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beautifully restored building, really enjoyable. Watch out for cops under investigation ! Try the old cage style elevator. Plenty of bums in neighborhood, beware of panhandlers.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

L.A. is a place that tends to tear down buildings rather than preserve them, so it's rather amazing that it still exists. And it's beautiful. I once attended a wedding reception here. It was a perfect venue.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When you see the facade of the Bradbury building you would probably be underwhelmed to walk inside. However, once you walk in, you will be awed by all the details that are going on. The cast-iron work for the staircases and elevator is so elaborate and the natural light that comes through the glass ceiling casts beautiful linear shadows all... More 

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