University of California, Los Angeles

Interesting
Lodged on a 419-acre shield-shaped campus in the foothills between Westwood Village and Bel Air, UCLA began in 1882 as a state normal school in downtown Los Angeles. Inspired by the hillside setting and the Southern California climate, campus planners in the 1920s designed 40 cinnamon-colored brick and stone buildings in the Lombard Romanesque style of northern Italy, arranged on a system of axes to accommodate the sloping terrain.Today UCLA is the largest member of the University of California's nine-campus system, with a total enrollment of more than 35,000 students and an academic staff of more than 5,000. Crowning the highest point on the campus, Royce Quadrangle is bordered by the university's earliest, Italian-theme structures. The Janss Steps sweep dramatically downhill to the student union and athletic facilities. Near its foot stands Pauley Pavilion, a 12,500-seat arena that is home court to UCLA's acclaimed basketball teams, winners of 13 national college championships since 1964. In the heart of campus, on Westwood Plaza, is the Bruin Bear (1984, Billy Fitzgerald), a 6ft-high, 10ft-long, two-ton bronze statue of a snarling grizzly, the campus symbol.

Useful information

Adresse : 

110 Westwood Plaza

Phone:

+1 310-825-4321

Nearby tourist attractions

UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Adjacent to and downhill from Royce Hall
90 minutes
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden
Named for a former UCLA chancellor who
90 minutes
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
Established in 1930, the seven-acre
60 minutes
Hotel Bel-Air
Hotel Bel-Air
Hidden behind dense vegetation on a
30 minutes
Sunset Boulevard
Sunset Boulevard
Stretching 20mi from El Pueblo to the
Westwood Village
Westwood Village
Covering roughly nine square blocks
60 minutes
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Hotel Bel-Air
Hotel Bel-Air
Hidden behind dense vegetation on a
30 minutes
Westwood Village
Westwood Village
Covering roughly nine square blocks
60 minutes
Westwood Memorial Cemetery
Westwood Memorial Cemetery
Hidden behind the AVCO Cinema on
60 minutes
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