We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crystal Cathedral

12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
714 971 4000
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.
Write a Review

119 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    44
    11
    4
    5
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Having grown up frequently hearing my Mom listening to Reverend Robert Shuller's Hour of Power, I was really looking forward to visiting The Crystal Cathedral when I had this chance, being in the area for a convention. But was very disappointed to arrive to find the cathedral currently gutted for renovations and closed to visitation. An impressive fully attended service... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place was ok I was expecting a lot more scenery but for the most part a nice view, but I have to say the crystal tower was a gorges sight. Overall satisfied.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Truly stunning architecture! A marvel to look at. Lovely walks around it. It was on our way to and from places. If it wasn't I doubt we would have been especially to see it though but only because there are so many things to do in the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami
Top Contributor
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Magnetic Island, Australia
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hollins, Virginia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Arlington, Tx
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
5 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
109 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Crystal Cathedral also viewed

Anaheim, Orange County
Laguna Beach, Orange County
 

Been to Crystal Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Crystal Cathedral, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing