“A Hollywood must-see!”
The Hollywood & Highland Center is a shopping mall and entertainment complex at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood district in Los Angeles. The 387,000-square-foot (36,000 m2) center also includes Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre), home to the Academy Awards. The historic site was once the home of the famed Hollywood Hotel. Located in the heart of Hollywood, along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it is among the most visited tourist destinations in Los Angeles. The complex sits just across Hollywood Blvd. from the El Capitan Theatre and offers views of the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood Sign to the north, Santa Monica Mountains to the west and downtown Los Angeles to the east. The centerpiece of the complex is a massive three-story courtyard inspired by the Babylon scene from the D.W. Griffith film Intolerance. The developer of the shopping center built part of the archway and 2 pillars with elephant sculptures on the capitals, just as seen in the film, to the same full scale. It gives visitors an idea of how large the original set must have been.
Big touristy shopping mall in the heart of Hollywood. Underground parking is available but very expensive. If you are lucky you can find a meter spot or a slightly cheaper private lot a few blocks away. Architectural design is really cool, I dig the Babylon theme. During Oscar week the whole block around Hollywood and Highland shuts down and is a huge inconvenience to everyone in LA.
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Hollywood and Highland
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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