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Marine Building

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Address: 355 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G8, Canada
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I often stop by when passing, as one can step inside to another age. It is amazing inside, a must see if you are at all interested in the arts or architecture. Do not miss if you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I often stop by when passing, as one can step inside to another age. It is amazing inside, a must see if you are at all interested in the arts or architecture. Do not miss if you are in Vancouver.

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Thank Tishtoo
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you like deco style, you'll love this building. at one time the tallest building in the british empire, this 22-story masterpiece was made for a total cost of 2.3 million dollars (1.1 million overbudget). unfortunately, the owners were forced to sell during the great depression to the guinness family (owners of most of the land in north and west... More 

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Thank stephen r
Lone Butte, Canada
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in the Art Deco period do not miss the opportunity to see the Marine Building. It is detailed with many pieces of art deco and will be sure delight your artistic senses.

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Thank pinehillsjane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

It's all in the details. From the grand exterior to the marble flooring to the stain glass window. The Marine building lives up to its name with marine life related facade featured in the interior. When inside, be sure to look up then visit the 2nd floor to really take in the grandeur of the art deco era. This building... More 

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Thank Karen L
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Go inside have a look, take the lift to the second floor while admiring the art deco wood panelling, when you get out there a number of balconies were you can get an even better look of the foyer

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Thank varney
Manning Park, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We were staying downtown and took one of the small tugs over to the Marine Building which in itself was fun; the museum was more than we expected

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Thank MKE239
kelowna
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This building is a rare opportunity to go back in time and see an piece of art deco. The outside is charming with the wooden revolving doors, the grand entrance way and the pieces of art carved into the outside of the walls. Take a moment to look at the carvings on the brass surrounding the door - seahorses. Look... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The art deco architecture of the Marine building makes it one of my favourite buildings to visit. It is home to a couple of restaurants on the ground floor with offices above. Be sure to go inside the building and look at the elevators brass doors and inlaid walls. Take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor landing for... More 

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Victoria, BC
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This building is offices upstairs, so it is not open on the weekend. I finally got to Vancouver mid-week, and was able to see the inside. Absolutely stunning! And a gentleman got off the elevator and told us we could go up to the 2nd level and view it all from there. Otherwise we wouldn't have known that.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Great to see a Grand Old Lady amidst slabs of modern glass -- next time hopefully I'll have time to check out the lobby which I hear is photo worthy.

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