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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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Most stunning architecture!

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I have been lucky enough to see. The interior is just awe inspiring. You may have seen it in such films as Blade Runner, The Artist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most beautiful buildings I have been lucky enough to see. The interior is just awe inspiring. You may have seen it in such films as Blade Runner, The Artist, 500 Days of Summer, Pay it Forward, and more. Cool place to visit if you are near Downtown LA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the most highly recognized yet least known interiors of any building on earth. Seen in countless TV shows, movies, posters, magazines, etc, the BB is iconic and stunningly gorgeous.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bradbury building is a wonderful stop for a tour of historic downtown Los Angeles. It is also great to take in the Grand Central Market and a look at the old funicular of historic Los Angeles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic building inspired by a utopian novel. If you are lucky, you can attend a concert here sponsored by the Da Camera Society. Be sure to find the memorial wall in the walkway in back: dedicated to an African-American slave who became a pioneer of early Los Angeles development.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside needs a clean, but the inside is beautiful and very well maintained. People live there so you can go in “it’s free” but only up the first stairs. An important interior to see in its stunning glory.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you just stop in for a couple minutes when walking by, you have to take in the beauty and vision that is the Bradbury building. Public access is limited to first floor and a certain point on staircase leading up to second floor. It's totally worth it. Great photo opportunities and it always makes you want to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would not expect how beautiful is the interior of this building. Another building in the middle of crazy haunted downtown with hidden jewels! It is a joy to observe the detailed work of the staircase and ceiling.

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 26, 2016

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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