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Crystal Cathedral

12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
714 971 4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

A great place to stretch your legs in beautiful weather. Great for those interested in architecture. Free parking. But not worth going out of your way for... to me, a bit gaudy. Toddler Jesus in bronze? I'm not so sure this is classic art.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

if you are on the road in California or even visiting Disney stop by and check this architectonic wonder...its just amazing !!! no words to describe it...just go...

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The Crystal Cathedral has now been changed to The Christ Cathedral. Unfortunately Dr Schuller (founder of the Crystal Cathedral) was forced to sell this magnificent property and it was purchased by the Catholic Church. Having said that, we were given a tour of these premises by a lady called Pat who was absolutely brilliant. She showed us all around and... More

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Hollins, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The former Crystal Cathedral campus was purchased by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange County from the Schuller organization after the latter went bankrupt. The Diocese is currently in the process of converting the main sanctuary into the Roman Catholic Cathedral. In the meantime, Mass is held in the Arboretum, a smaller sanctuary on the campus. Masses are offered in... More

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Arlington, Tx
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Be sure to arrive before 10:00am so you can get in on the free tour. It's breathtaking to visit the former Hour of Power site. Today, the Crystal Cathedral is now the Christ Cathedral and headquarters for the Catholic Diocese of Orange. It can only get better after all the renovation they are having done. The history of the cathedral... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This was worth the long walk from the hotel to check out the grounds and buildings of an icon in American religious facilities.

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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We just walked around the grounds. It's well manicured with statutes and stories of scenes from the Bible. Looked like they hold large group services as they had an outdoor seating area set up. Taking a walk around was a great way to take a break.

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Palo Alto, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Just walked the grounds and looked at the outside of the buidling for a few minutes. Definitely worth a quick stop; very interesting architecture.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

There was a time that 'The Hour of Power' was broadcasted on Dutch television every Sunday morning. So, when we were traveling south of LA on the I5 during our road trip, we took an hour or two to visit this place. And it's worth a visit! The enormous glass bulding is impressive and as an engineer I'm interested in... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I had seen other reviews for the Crystal Cathedral when looking at the area on TripAdvisor before our trip. We discovered it was a short walk from our hotel and decided to take a closer look. The grounds are so beautiful! The design is unique & beautiful! It's a must see for peace and tranquil.

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