Hollywood & Highland viewing point
You will feel like a star arriving in the big city when you see the famous Hollywood letters. To dream is free!
Want to see the famous Hollywood sign?
From this point you can see one of the most famous icons in the world of cinema: giant, 14 metre high letters commonly known as the Hollywood Sign. Over 4,000 light bulbs illuminate this legendary sign every night. It was originally publicity campaign by property developers who wanted to build a development called Hollywoodland. In the end they were not successful. In total, the sign is over 100 metres long. It was installed in 1923. Due to damage incurred over time as well as vandalism, it was restored in 1978 thanks to the 243,000 dollars raised by a group of artists and Hollywood's Department of Commerce. Just opposite from here is the Hollywood & Highland viewing point, situated atop a vast complex of new shopping and entertainment venues built on the same land which up until 1956 was occupied by the legendary Hollywood Hotel. Currently this place is characterised by the great papier mache Babylonic elephants, which have been made famous by being shown during the Oscars.