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“Magical building”

Walt Disney Concert Hall
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US$49.00*
and up
Los Angeles Hop-on Hop-off Double Decker Bus Tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, this concert hall is designed to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated in the world.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Magical building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

You don't need to travel to Bilbao, Spain to see Frank Gehry masterpiece. The Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by the same famed architect showcases and conveys the same magic spirit of steel, light and elegant curves. Walk across the street corner and take in this building in whole. Take the tour (either guided or self-guided) and walk around all parts of the interior, then go outside and venture through the narrow pathways between those steel walls and the garden. Peer down onto the street from the top of the brass wall. You will be in awe just as I am with this building of the wood interior and metal exterior, organic and inorganic melt together in harmony. They rely on volunteers to man the tour so it is only available on selected days. Check their web site for the tour days. I personally prefer the self-guided tour which allows you to go at your own pace and take as many pictures as you please without trying to catch up with the group. It is narrated by John Lithgow and packed with information and stories about the history and design of this building, with interviews including Gehry. You can park at the concert hall parking lot ($11). With the receipt that you have taken the tour (which is free) you will get a refund of $9, a pretty good deal!

Visited July 2014
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“Just walk the premises”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Just walk the premises with your camera, go visit the shop for souvenirs. We attended a free concert (come early seating is limited) what a wonderful venue inside and outside. Recommended MeuterMedia

Visited April 2014
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“Amazing building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was our starting point in Downtown LA and it is an amazing piece of architecture both inside and out. Parking was easy in the Concert Hall car park - this was during the day.

Visited July 2014
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“Pretty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

The metro was very close so it was easy to get to. The building is extravagent and the gardens surrounding were very pretty. Definitely worth visiting.

Visited July 2014
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“Just amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

After watching Saving Mr Banks recently this was a must on our trip to California. A really magical place that husband and I loved.

Visited August 2014
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