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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S. Broadway at Third Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: +1 213-626-1893
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Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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

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Nice to Stop By if You're Near

This is right across from the Grand Central Market, so if you're visiting that this is a good place to just pop in. I went around 3pm on a Sunday and just walked into the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Christina H
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Cypress, California
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Cypress, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is right across from the Grand Central Market, so if you're visiting that this is a good place to just pop in. I went around 3pm on a Sunday and just walked into the building no problem. The architecture is beautiful and famous-- as seen in many films such as 'Blade Runner' and 'The Artist'. From the outside you... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's been a while since I visited here. The day my friend and I arrived, several other tourists ignored the chains and "Do Not Enter" signs—after the security guard had kicked them out, we struck up a conversation about the building and its history, Blade Runner (of course), and how the building was being used currently (LAPD Internal Affairs, among... More 

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Thank SandersMusic
Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic building with iron accent. Famed as the film location for Blade Runner. If you are in the area, it is worth the stop. Entrance into the building is free but access is limited to the first and second floors.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit in downtown LA. Mainly, i liked the history in films shot at this location. There is a tour so you can get other history behind this place.

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Thank spiritwheels
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I were in Downtown LA and picked up from on the guide s that the building was worth a visit - so glad we did. Its only a short visit as the building is small and easy enough to walk through - many areas are locked from public access but stop by if in the area. Its... More 

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Thank Ben M
Alameda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I couldn't remember the scene from Blade Runner, so to me it's just a cool building. It's a bit "hiding in plain sight" so I did feel like I discovered something when I found it.

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Thank Steve C
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in to either science fiction or architecture, this is worth a stop. It is a working office building, but with incredible bones. The ceiling is made of glass, giving it a steampunk, part past, part future feel. If you are downtown, swing by. Head over to grand central market for lunch afterwards, or jump on the subway... More 

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Tenerife, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You've seen it on TV and it is an architectural gem. so glad it's been revamped and being used again. Take ten minutes to enjoy it.

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Thank DaveThePubsinger
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as part of a walking tour and its a lovely place to see. Amazing that it was saved from demolition. Well worth watching a movie like "The Artist" first to get a sense of the place first. There is not a whole lot to see other than the view on the image, but it is interesting to hear... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bradbury Building is in the Historic Core of DTLA, and I loved stopping at it to take a look inside. It's right by the Grand Central Market, which I went to for lunch before deciding to take a look at the Bradbury Building, which I had heard about before because of its fame from appearing in many movies and... More 

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