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Culture of Los Angeles. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Downtown LA Los Angeles is often called a city of fests. The city meets the tourists with a vast choice of entertainments and engaging tours. Each city district has its own unique history and features is own landmarks. The most unusual sight of the city is an ancient cemetery called Hollywood Forever which was established in 1899. This is the place of final destination of world renowned script writers, producers, actors and film directors. The cemetery is set nearby the Paramount studio and despite its mournful status the place attracts many tourists.
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Tourists should definitely visit the Petersen Automotive Museum which is considered one of the most unusual and interesting in its kind. The opening of the museum took place in 1994 and since that time its grand collection offers the visitors to enjoy the vehicles of different epochs. There are some cars aged more than 100 years. Another significant landmark of the city of Los Angeles is the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Walking on the sidewalks one can see thousands of five pointed stars bearing the names of the greatest contributors to the entertainment industry. Now it consists of more than 2.5 thousands of starts which turns it to be a great challenge to find a star of your idol there.
Those tourists who enjoy walking through the scenic areas and viewing architectural landmarks will surely like the Getty Center. This grand art center in Art Nouveau was built upon the project of renowned architect Richard Meier. It was opened in 1997. Not the center encompasses several of stone buildings of amazing beauty sinking in scenic gardens and parks. The world renowned landmark is the Wax museum which was established in 1964. Today it performs above two hundreds of figures. There are wax figures of renowned actors, politicians, sportsmen, pop stars. The figures are so realistic that it is hard to distinguish them from live human beings. Copyright
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Guinness world of records museum is also of great popularity among travelers. Its huge collection just stunning as it performs the figure of the biggest man, the grand pictures made of bread and amazing constructions made of matches. The scale museum is parted in several theme zones. To keep the interest of the visitors hot the collection is regularly added with ever new exhibit items. Among other unique landmarks of the city one will find the Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Kodak Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall and its magic castle.
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Getty Museum, Los Angeles

» The J. Paul Getty Museum is the largest art museum in California. It’s a museum complex consisting of several buildings, each of which has world-renowned collections of paintings, sculptures, and pieces of decorative and applied arts.
»  The museum was founded thanks to oil tycoon Paul Getty’s – who by the time of his death was the richest man in the world – multibillion-dollar fortune.
»  The first-floor museum halls have ancient manuscripts and drawings as well as sculptures and works by the oldest masters of art on display. The second floor is occupied by paintings ordered chronologically.
»  The museum has an observation platform that you should definitely go up to to admire the beauty of Los Angeles.
»  It’s worth noting that the entry to the museum is free.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles

» The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels was designed by Raphael Moneo and built in 2002. The cathedral was erected on the site of a Catholic church destroyed by the severe earthquake that struck Los Angeles in 1994.
»  The cathedral is architecturally unique: there is not a single right angle in the entire structure!
»  The size of the temple is truly impressive. About 3,000 parishioners can simultaneously gather here.
»  It is interesting that the church has its own mausoleum in which anyone can buy a burial place. All money earned from that is used to keep the cathedral in good condition.
»  Near the postmodern church, there is a park decorated with statues of people and animals, some of which are biblical.

Staples Center, Los Angeles

» Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports complex opened in Los Angeles in 1999.
»  Staples Center hosts various sports competitions and other events.
»  Staples Center has been the only home arena for 5 professional sports teams.
»  The size of the multi-purpose sports complex is impressive. Staples Center occupies an area of almost 90,000 square meters. The size of the arena is 28.7 m by 61 m by 45.7 m.
»  The capacity of the arena is 20,000 spectators for concerts, 18,997 fans for basketball matches, and 18,118 for hockey and football matches.

Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles

» The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is considered one of the best art museums in the United States.
»  The museum is dedicated to contemporary art – paintings, sculptures, graphics, pieces of applied art. The main requirement works should meet to get there is to date from 1940 or later.
»  In addition to permanent exhibitions, the Museum of Contemporary Art also has temporary exhibitions, many of which become high-profile events in the cultural life of the country. Furthermore, art lectures and other educational programs are held here.
»  The Museum of Contemporary Art has over 5,000 exhibits in its collection, and the number is constantly growing.
»  It's interesting that there are no restrictions on the style of works present in the museum. Here you can see pop art, abstract expressionism, visual art as well as photography.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Los Angeles

Where: 700 W Ball Rd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)714 7814000; Tickets: $ 69 children (ages 3-9) $59; More info: Neighborhood;
Getty Center
Where: 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)310 4407300; Tickets: Free admission; More info: Neighborhood;
La Brea Tar Pits
Where: 5801 Wilshire Blvd Curson Avenue, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 9347243; Opening hours: 9:30am-5:00pm daily; Tickets: $ 7; More info: Neighborhood;
Universal Studios & Universal City Walk
Where: 100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)800 5089600; Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:00am-7:00pm. Check the website for details.; Tickets: From $ 57; More info: Neighborhood;
Norton Simon Museum
Where: 411 W. Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)626 4496840; Opening hours: Closed Tuesdays; Tickets: $8, $4 concession. Under 18 free.; More info: Neighborhood;
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
Where: 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 4648111; More info: Neighborhood;
Griffith Park
Where: Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 9134688; Opening hours: 5.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. daily.; More info: Neighborhood;
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Where: 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)323 8502000; More info: Neighborhood;
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Where: MOCA, Los Angeles; Telephone: +1 (0)213 6266222; Opening hours: Mon 11am–5pm, Thurs 11am–8pm (5–8pm FREE), Fri 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 11am–6pm; Tickets: $10 (Valid for all locations on the date of purchase); More info: Neighborhood;
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Los Angeles and around
♥   Art museum 'Los Angeles' Los Angeles, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art' Los Angeles, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'The Broad' Los Angeles, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Los Angeles County Museum of Art' Los Angeles, 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Norton Simon Museum' Pasadena, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Los Angeles
♥   Our Lady of Mount Lebanon–St. Peter Cathedral, Los Angeles, 12.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Glendale, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-Cathedral of St. Anne, North Hollywood, 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary, Van Nuys, 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Mission San Fernando Rey de España, Los Angeles, 31.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Christ Cathedral, Garden Grove, 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Los Angeles. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Los Angeles: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Los Angeles. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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