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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1224
Phone Number: 213 626 1893

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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You have seen the building in some great films. The interior is an architectural gem. A shame you can only see the inside from the first floor but still amazing for fans of Blade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took a train into DTLA with a friend and planned on stopping into the Bradbury Building having seen it in (500) Days of Summer. We came in on a Saturday and were surprised that we couldn't actually go up the stairs to look around. It's good for a picture, and the attendant there happily obliged us in taking a... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You have seen the building in some great films. The interior is an architectural gem. A shame you can only see the inside from the first floor but still amazing for fans of Blade Runner.

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North Hollywood, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I first visited the Bradbury building years ago. It was something I have never seen before, especially because of the buildings history. It is still an operating building. Its always cool to see the old elevators. There's a lot of history here! Great stop during tour of LA.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you go to Los Angeles you definitely should stop by the Bradbury Building. Once you go inside you'll realize you've seen this building dozens of times in films, television and commercials. I had the good fortune to work there for several years and each and everyday I enjoyed the architecture and the ambiance. even if you only stop by... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This building is so special and unusual in Los Angeles. The iron work inside is some thing to behold.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited this building as a teenager back in the 1970s, and it was always just one of those buildings I held in the back of my mind as someplace spectacular. I was overjoyed that it's been fixed up, but the beauty was kept. Take a few minutes, and wander into the lobby -- it's free, and worth the time... More 

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Moorpark, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This public parking structure is located on the very same block as the Bradbury building, however, on the opposite side of the block. It is is a large, multi story public parking structure. Look for the "public parking signs". I occasionally visit the area for business and prefer this parking structure over most other private lots, which charge more and... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A million words have been written about Los Angeles' famous Bradbury Building. Of course, ever since the early 1980’s, you can’t go to the Bradbury Building without reciting Blatty’s final speech to Deckard, before he dies: “I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this place as we wandered out of the downtown market. It is very fun to see a building that you recognize in so many movies like 100 Days of Summer and Blade Runner. It is a quick stop and harkens back to another era. It is great that it has been kept in such good shape.

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This will take you about 10 minutes. First off, just walk in. Essentially you have access to the lobby where you see the iconic stairs and ceiling. Read a little about it, and then leave. If you are in that part of town, pop in.

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