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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1224
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+1 213-626-1893

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

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

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An "Architectural Masterpiece" but not from the outside

You can't tell a book from its cover...this holds true with the Bradbury Building. One of my top five favorite buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Park across the street in the... read more

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't tell a book from its cover...this holds true with the Bradbury Building. One of my top five favorite buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Park across the street in the Grand Central Market building. Walk over to the incredible Bradbury Building. I will not reiterate the accolades given in so many other reviews but you really have to see... More 

Thank JerryMLosAngeles
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We viewed this building as part of a walking tour with LA Tours. It's a very unique and interesting building, definitely worth a look.

Thank SueHJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I always wanted to visit the Bradbury Building and it didn't disappoint. The unique ironwork and the natural light coming through the ceiling were amazing to behold. If you want to see where many movies have been made and beautiful artistry in architecture, check it out.

Thank Donise L
New York, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It only takes ten minutes to see the Bradbury Building -- look at the amazing grill work, especially with respect to the elevators. Easy to combine a visit to "The Bradbury" with a longer visit to The Grand Central Market diagonally across the street..

Thank Trup
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Blade Runner, so I had to visit this location. Other Blade Runner locations are in the immediate area, including the "tunnel" you see in many movies. This is the crown jewel location. Tourists have access to the ground floor and the stairs going up to the first floor, so you can see all the features of this building.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an awesome building but hardly worth the pain of downtown parking unless you're seriously into the movies shot here. But if you're in the area anyway, don't miss.

Thank Ilian P
Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building has several interesting features, but I would say if you are pressed for time you may skip your visit,

Thank VA-Short-Term
Hermosa Beach, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful throwback to days gone by. The building is gorgeous inside, from the old elevators to the ironwork and other architectural details. Worth a visit if you're anywhere in the area.

Thank Arlene D
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Besides having the history of being where part of the excellent Blade Runner movie was shot, its just a super cool-looking building inside. Can't explore past the lobby, but thats really all you need to see. Then cross the street and visit the fun Grand Central Station for a drink or meal.

Thank barbarafix
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

People come from all over the world to see the Bradbury Building and it's easy to see why. You can easily visit it, it's free, and they don't mind if you walk around the lobby/atrium. There is a handout there with the interesting history of the building.

Thank Tony K

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