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Top 10 places in Los angeles
Our app features the history of 59 monuments and great sites including places to discover Los angeles. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Los angeles
The Santa Monica Pier is formed by the junction of two jetties on stilts, which originally belonged to different owners. The long narrow jetty (1909) belonged to the municipality: it was used to carry out sewage pipes to the open sea. The other pier was built in 1916 to house a leisure park.... Read more
J.-Paul Getty (1892-1976) was an oil-loving magnate, an art lover. He spent his life collecting art objects and began to create a first museum devoted to antiquities, in a villa that is a reconstruction of the "Villa des Papyrus" of Herculaneum. The latter is called Villa Getty: it contains Greek,... Read more
The villa is a reconstruction of the villa of the Papyrus of Herculaneum with elements borrowed from other villas. There is an atrium with its rainwater collecting area, the inner peristyle, a large courtyard surrounded by a portico lined with fluted columns and decorated with murals.... Read more
It is a mythical place, very visited by tourists, with the Walk of Fame, Chinese Theater, Capitan Theater and Hollywood and Highland Center. The name of this portion of the street is due to its sidewalk which is studded with 2,500 stars dedicated to awarded actresses and actors. The Chinese Theater... Read more
The museum was founded in 1910 within the Museum of Science, History and Art, and became independent in 1961. After being installed in new buildings, the museum was constantly restored and enlarged, Phase being realized by the architect Renzo Piano, so that the collections of the museum are now... Read more
These are the largest film and television studios in the world. In 1925, Carl Laemmle, his director, moved his cinema studio there. The audience can watch shoots, against a financial contribution, until the cinema becomes speaking. But from 1964 onwards, the public was again admitted to the... Read more
This huge natural park of 1600 ha was given to the city by J. Griffith, who had made a fortune in the mines and real estate. It offers landscapes very varied: meadows, valleys covered with forests, hills. In addition, it has been extensively laid out, with hiking trails, trails for horses, picnic... Read more
In addition to its functional side, this beautiful observatory of Art Deco style offers a magnificent view of the city. It consists of three parts: the Hall of Science, the Planetarium Theater and the telescopes. The rotunda of the Hall of Science is surmounted by a beautiful dome, decorated with... Read more
This museum opened in 1913 has been renovated and upgraded to earthquake-resistant standards, especially regarding its rotunda. Rooms are renovated or added: for example in 2011, the dinosaurs room was opened again. The galleries are arranged on three levels. The most visited rooms are: Animal... Read more
This Museum of Science is particularly well-suited: it proposes to make the sciences understandable to all, giving in particular the possibility of experiments and manipulations. Ecosystem presents 8 ecosystems and shows how living things adapt to totally different environments. Creative World... Read more
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