Los Angeles Downtown
One of the most recognisable skylines in the world thanks to the circular US Bank Tower skyscraper – California’s tallest building, memorably blown up by an alien spaceship in the movie, Independence Day and now home to the OUE Skyspace LA open-air observation deck with 360 degree views of the city – the centre of Los Angeles is often overlooked by visitors. However, it is well worth exploring for its cultural institutions such as the striking Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall and the contemporary building that is the Broad Museum the 100-block Fashion District and Spanish colonial-style Union Station, the last of America’s great railway stations, as well as hidden delights including America’s largest collection of historic movie theatres along Broadway, several now housing jewellery and herb stores.
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Olvera Street Part of the El Pueblo De Los Angeles historic district, this Mexican-flavoured street is in the oldest part of Los Angeles and has held a Mexican market since 1930 with regular fiestas throughout the year.
Walt Disney Concert Hall The stainless steel-clad Walt Disney Concert Hall is home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Tours can be taken around the Hall.
TIP The self-guided monthly Downtown LA Art Walk is held every second Thursday in and around the Historic Core’s Gallery Row neighbourhood. More than 50 galleries participate, staying open late and attracting 25,000 guests on the walks each month.
TIP Skeletons in the Closet, a shop run by the Los Angeles Coroner’s department from an office in its HQ, sells macabre souvenirs such as towels and T-shirts with chalked body outlines and toe tag key rings. Profits help rehabilitate young drink drive offenders.
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