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  • 1. The Broad Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    The talk of Los Angeles's art world when it opened in 2015, this museum in an intriguing, honeycomb-looking building was created by philanthropists...Read More

  • 2. Barnsdall Art Park

    Los Feliz | House/Mansion/Villa

    The panoramic view of Hollywood alone is worth a trip to this hilltop cultural center. On the grounds you’ll find the 1921 Hollyhock House,...Read More

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  • 3. California African American Museum

    Exposition Park | Museum/Gallery

    With more than 4,500 historical artifacts, this museum showcases contemporary art of the African diaspora. Artists represented here include...Read More

  • 4. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    Downtown | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A half block from Frank Gehry's curvaceous Walt Disney Concert Hall sits the austere Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels—a spiritual draw as...Read More

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  • 5. City Hall of Los Angeles

    Downtown | Government Building

    This gorgeous 1928 landmark building is a TV star—it was in the opening scenes of Dragnet and served as the Daily Planet building in the original...Read More

  • 6. Echo Park Lake

    Echo Park | Body Of Water/Waterfall

    If this charming little park and its lake of swan boats looks a little familiar to you, it’s most likely because you’ve seen it in one L.A....Read More

  • 7. El Pueblo de Los Angeles

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    The oldest section of the city, known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles, represents the rich Mexican heritage of L.A. It had a close shave with...Read More

  • 8. Griffith Park

    Los Feliz | Park/Playground

    The country’s largest municipal park, the 4,310-acre Griffith Park is a must for nature lovers, the perfect spot for respite from the hustle...Read More

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  • 9. Italian Hall Building

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    This landmark, constructed in 1908, is noteworthy because its south wall bears an infamous mural. Famed Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros...Read More

  • 10. Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

    Downtown | Park/Playground

    Plenty of traditional and contemporary cultural events make this center well worth the trip. Founded in 1980, JACCC is home to a number of civic...Read More

  • 11. Little Tokyo

    Downtown | Neighborhood/Street

    One of three official Japantowns in the country—all of which are in California—Little Tokyo is blossoming again thanks to the next generation...Read More

  • 12. Pershing Square

    Downtown | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    The city's cultures come together in one of its oldest parks, named in honor of World War I general John J. Pershing. Opened in 1866, the park...Read More

  • 13. Richard J. Riordan Central Library

    Downtown | Library/Archive

    The nation's third-largest public library, the handsome Richard J. Riordan Central Library was designed in 1926 by Bertram Goodhue. Restored...Read More

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