Los Angeles Norton Simon Museum

Looking to explore another side of Los Angeles? Interested in the city’s many museums and art galleries? Los Angeles has plenty of culture, art and science if you’re looking for something else than Hollywood glitz and glamour. Need a break from all the fancy shopping, beaches and celeb-spotting? One of the places you can stop off and take a break from people watching is the Norton Simon museum.

Get to know the Norton Simon museum in Los Angeles

The Norton Simon museum is not the grandest most intriguing museum in the city but it is worth a visit. With over 11,000 artifacts this collection is divided into Asian art with works from Tibet, Nepal and India with plenty of Buddhas and Ganesh statues, and European and American art, with works from Manet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and more.

Located in Pasadena, it is probably the only area in the county where you can get a feel for the more historic and cultural side. The Pasadena neighborhood was once notorious for its high crime rates but in recent days it has calmed down tremendously and is now much safer than many other parts of the city. Otherwise known as the city of roses, Pasadena is home to the Rose Parade. You can also find here the famous rose bowl and the wonderful Huntington Library with its beautiful gardens, hundreds of restaurants, 14 museums, and much more – take some time to get to know this LA attractions, you won’t be disappointed.

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