Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena, Pasadena

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena, Pasadena
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Like many other cities in the United States and in the world, Pasadena has a variety of architectural styles and building designs. Well known architects and designers created a paramount work which we can enjoy today. Spend a few hours touring the amazing masterpieces this beautiful city is ready to show you.

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena Map

Guide Name: Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena
Guide Location: USA » Pasadena (See other walking tours in Pasadena)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: HollyB
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Millard House

1) Millard House

Millard House, or La Miniatura, is a textile block house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1923. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The Millard House was the first of Frank Lloyd Wright's four "textile block" houses — all built in Los Angeles County in 1923 and 1924.

The blocks of the house were created in wooden molds with patterns on the outside and smooth on the inside. The blocks feature a symmetrical pattern of a cross with a...   view more
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Gamble House

2) Gamble House (must see)

The Gamble House, or David B. Gamble House, was designed by brothers Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene of the architectural firm Greene and Greene, and constructed 1908–09 as a home for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company.

Originally intended as a winter residence for David and Mary Gamble, the three-story Gamble House is commonly described as America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Its style shows influence from traditional Japanese aesthetics and a certain...   view more
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Colorado Street Bridge

3) Colorado Street Bridge (must see)

The Colorado Street Bridge was designed and built in 1913 by the firm of J.A.L. Waddell, based in Kansas City, Missouri. The structure carries Colorado Boulevard (then called "Colorado Street"), the major east-west thoroughfare connecting Pasadena with Eagle Rock and Glendale to the west, and in Monrovia to the East. It spans 1,486 feet (453 m) and is notable for its distinctive Beaux Arts arches, light standards, and railings. The bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places...   view more
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US Court of Appeals

4) US Court of Appeals

The Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals is a historic resort known as the Vista del Arroyo Hotel and Bungalows founded in 1920. It is the largest of several buildings adjacent to a residential district at the western edge of Pasadena. The sections of this building were designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with a skillful interplay of stucco walls, arched openings and terracotta tile roof. The exterior ornamental detailing is very simple, with bracketed balconies, an arcaded...   view more
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Tournament of Roses Association

5) Tournament of Roses Association (must see)

Tournament of Roses Association, created by the efforts of Charles Frederick Holder and Francis F. Rowland, is the non-profit organization that has annually produced the New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade since 1895 and the Rose Bowl Game, since 1902. The building of the organization is located on South Orange Grove Boulevard.

The structure, a stately Italian Renaissance-style mansion, was once owned by William Wrigley Jr., the chewing gum magnate. After Mrs. Wrigley's death...   view more
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Norton Simon Museum of Art

6) Norton Simon Museum of Art (must see)

The Norton Simon Museum collections include: European paintings, sculptures, and tapestries; Asian sculptures, paintings, and woodblock prints; and Sculpture gardens displaying many sculptors' work in a landscape setting around a large pond. The Museum contains the Norton Simon Theater which shows film programs daily, and hosts; lectures, symposia, and dance and musical performances the year-round. The museum is located along the route of the Tournament of Roses's Rose Parade, where...   view more
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Ambassador Auditorium

7) Ambassador Auditorium

Ambassador Auditorium is located on the historic Ambassador College campus (the Ambassador Auditorium is currently owned by HRock Church continues as a special events venue as well as home to many of Pasadena's symphonies). It was built under the guidance of Herbert W. Armstrong as both a facility to be used by the Worldwide Church of God for religious services and as a concert hall for public performances celebrating the performing arts. Its architectural design has been noted to be...   view more
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Walking Tours in Pasadena, California

Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena has many interesting places for a sweet childhood. The city has a lot of desert specialized shops, rich kids’ cloth boutiques and last but not least, groovy parks and playgrounds. This fascinating guide will take you and your children into an exciting wonderland.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena

Like many other cities in the United States and in the world, Pasadena has a variety of architectural styles and building designs. Well known architects and designers created a paramount work which we can enjoy today. Spend a few hours touring the amazing masterpieces this beautiful city is ready to show you.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Museum and Galleries Tour in Pasadena

Museum and Galleries Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena is a city rich in museums, galleries and exhibitions. Here you will find European, Asian, American and other types of arts starting in the 14th century and continuing with modern cultural concepts. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours touring the great art museums Pasadena has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Pasadena is a city rich in cultural venues, monuments, museums and churches. The downtown is a green area with many great places of national and international importance. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours touring this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena

Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena can be called the city of churches. The buildings are designed in various styles and thus give a distinctive characteristic feature to the city. Here you can find almost any type of religion, confession and sanctuary. Follow this guide and visit these sacred places and you will be delighted and excited by their beauty.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Night life in Pasadena is rich and diverse. If you are a sports fan, you can watch a match with your friends and have some cold beer in a pub. There are places where you can dance all night long. Or you can choose a quiet location to go for a date. Follow this colorful night trip and you will discover places where you could spend unforgettable moments.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km