Los Angeles

El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de PorciúnculaPhoto by aepg

On the Pacific coast of North America, under the eternal Californian sun lays Los Angeles, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the US. In its center there is a mountain that separates Santa Monica Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Pacific Palisades of the San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles is also known by the acronym LA, and is located along the Pacific Ocean in the southern US state of California. Los Angeles is known as one of the most significant economic, cultural and entertainment centers.

The city has numerous universities, research institutes, theaters and museums. Los Angeles is the hub of film and television industry, which is located in a suburb of Hollywood, and with it, is an important center of the music scene as well as the industries of aircraft and spacecraft. Name Los Angeles is Spanish for angels and an abbreviation of the original name of the settlement. Los Angeles is the second largest US city after New York City. It is located in the Bay of Santa Monica. There you can find the Griffith Park, one of the largest urban parks in North America.

Mountain Santa Monica divides LA in Hollywood and the city center. There is also a zoo, a planetarium and observatory overlooking the trademark Los Angeles. On Hollywood Hills, since 1923 stands a Hollywood sign with its ten letters that weigh little less than 220 tones.

Annually in Hollywood, Oscar is awarded to the best film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to honor the excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, producers and scriptwriters.

Most of the biggest ones get their own star on Hollywood Boulevard. On Rodeo Drive, you will find the most elegant shops, which Julia Roberts visited in the movie “Pretty Woman”, and you should definitely visit Beverly Hills – the famous residence of many wealthy people, especially movie stars. The beaches of the Pacific and the famous Venice beach will remind you of the legendary series “Baywatch,” and if you are a lover of surfing do not miss Malibu Surf rider Beach. The legendary Disney or California Adventure Park are only few hours from LA.

Also, visit the museum of Madame Tussauds where you can take pictures with the lifelike wax figures of your favorite super heroes, film and sports stars and other celebrities. During your stay in this city you should also see: the famous Sunset Boulevard, where the marble sidewalk with the stars of Hollywood is located, film studios by Universal, MGM, Miramax …, Chinese theater stages where the Oscar awards ceremony is held… Other attractions include the building of its early Spanish missions, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles art museum.

One of the symbols of the city is the Griffith Observatory, which is located on one of the highest hills of the city. Whatever you like you will definitely have fun in the city where dreams come true.




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