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Walt Disney Concert Hall

Beautiful architecture in downtown Los Angeles.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown of Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003.

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The Bradbury Building
This landmark is known for its architectural beauty and starring role in Film Noir classic, 'Blade Runner'.
Olvera Street
The street was created in the 1930's to preserve Mexico's heritage in the city, and it continue to serve this purpose nearly a century later.
Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels
Built in under three years from 1999-2002, this modern Cathedral has virtually no right angles and is one of the city's architectural masterpieces.
Grand Park & Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain
This beautiful 12-acre urban park first established in 1966 and renamed in honor of Arthur J. Will, the Chief Administrative Officer for the County of LA.
Angels Flight Railway
This is the world's smallest railway, originally opened in 1901. This narrow-gauge funicular offers a short and fun ride between Grand Avenue and Hill Street.
Grand Central Market
Created in 1917, Grand Central Market is an LA institution filled with extensive culinary options.

Related Tours

Private Walking Tour of Downtown LA's History and Architecture
In a city blessed with blissful light, innovation and bold visual design statements, Los Angeles is full of architectural gems that only make sense in the context of the history around which they were built. On your private downtown history and architecture walking tour, you will: 

  • Begin your tour at Union Station, called the last of America's great train stations.
  • Discover grand historic structures, surreal monuments and futuristic sci-fi-inspired architecture. 
  • Squint your eyes, and the stainless steel Walt Disney Concert Hall design looks like a gleaming clipper ship, its sails filled with wind. 
  • Visit Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles.” The block-long tree-shaded Mexican marketplace is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument 
  • Walk down Union Street, a vibrant symbol of LA’s spirit and soul. Its’ stunning signature Mission Moderne style combines Spanish Colonial, Mission Revival and Art Deco architecture 
  • Visit The Bradbury Building - where modest mildly Romanesque exterior hides a magical light-filled Victorian court, open cage elevators, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings, built in 1893.
  • Enjoy Grand Central Market, which boasts vintage neon signs, glorious 1960s tile-work and original Beaux Arts detailing.
  • See a railway on a steep hillside, opened in 1901 to ferry passengers up and down the steep slope to the top of Bunker Hill and remains one of LA’s most endearing landmarks.
From bold esoteric newcomers like the monumental Broad Museum to landmark favorites such as Bradbury Building built in 1893, Los Angeles is a city rich in iconic architecture - it’s rare to see two buildings alike. You will discover sharp, crisp right angles of modernist architecture, the dazzling exoticism of soaring spires and fairytale towers, and grand palatial estates. Backdropped by year-round blue skies and golden sunshine, LA’s structures are showcased to perfection in the city’s famous sublime light. The Private Downtown LA History and Architecture Walking Tour will dazzle with the porous alabaster-white shell facade of the Broad Museum, the glinting curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the city’s downtown cultural centerpiece, and the old Mexican influences of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and its tree-shaded plazas. 

Pass lush sculptural landscapes on our way to be wowed by the geometric light-filled design of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, José Rafael Moneo’s Pritzker-prize-winning structure. This compelling tour - popular with visitors and Angelinos alike - provides the fascinating backstory to the growth of this great city, from its humble origins to the present day, as told through its striking, unique architecture. The fascinating Private Downtown LA History and Architecture Walking Tour delves into the city’s storied history to discover the dynamos that have powered design eras and the socio-political context of each visual feast. 
Private Foodie Tour of Downtown
To know the food of LA, one has to know the history as well. Your tour is food, history, culture, and heritage all wrapped into one experience. On your private walking food tour of downtown LA, you will:

  • Begin your tour at Union Station - the largest and busiest station in the Western United States. opened in 1939, it is the largest and busiest station in the Western United States.
  • Visit Olvera Street Market - which is part of the area known as El Pueblo Historic Monument, the birthplace of Los Angeles. 
  • Enjoy your first taste of Angeleno food at Cielito Lindo, with mouth-watering, fresh taquitos and guacamole. 
  • Fulfill your sweet tooth with a snack from Mr Churro. For the adventurous foodie, try one of the Mexican churros filled with creams in a variety of flavors. 
  • Visit Grand Park and learn about the way the city has honored several of its public servants, while enriching downtown with green spaces. 
  • Hop aboard Angels Flight Railway to enjoy a quick ride on the world’s smallest railway. 
  • Finish your tour at Grand Central Market, where you will have options on your final food tasting, based on your guide’s recommendations on what’s available that day. 
Beginning your tour at the cross-section of LA’s transport - which is trafficked by more than 100,000 visitors and commuters each day - is the perfect way to delve into a city which has been described as “500 miles wide and 1 mile deep.” Explore the many streets shops and street vendors selling handcraft goods, Mexican folk art, and souvenirs, along with LA’s oldest existing house built in 1818. As you eat and wander, your guide will tell you the story of the city and its’ many layers. See the Walt Disney Concert Hall, standing in stark contrast to the early architecture of the city. Your ride aboard Angels Flight Railway - a narrow gauge funicular - offers a short, fun way to venture from Grand Avenue to Hill Street. Your tour will finish with one more indulgent food option at Grand Central Market, where your guide will help orient you while pointing out the best local hotspots inside. You’re encouraged to stay in the market after your tour ends, where you can indulge in a cocktail or beer with locals to truly immerse yourself in the LA tradition. 
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