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Crystal Cathedral

Address: 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone Number: 714 971 4000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I was there with my family and close friends for Sunday mass at 9:30am. It appears that the tower is still under renovation, so the mass was held in a smaller, ground-level chapel that currently has individual chairs instead of pews, and no kneelers. However, the sound system is superb and so is the choir. They wear choir robes like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

unless you are a member of this church you probably are interested in just seeing what it is about. take a walk around the property but do not expect to be amazed by the gardens as they are in less than pristine condition.

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Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Discovered it by accident whilst walking down to the Orange Outlet Mall from our hotel. It really is stunning and very beautiful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Interesting to see how the Dr. Robert Schuler Chrystal Cathedral is being transformed into the new Christ Cathedral of Orange County. It's worth an hour visit at this time to see what is planned for the future.

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Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We passed the Cathedral on the way to the nearby Outlet Markets and thought it looked spectacular. On the return to our hotel, we stopped and walked the grounds, taking some photos. Our sons sat at the foot of a Jesus statue and we were chastised by ground security for doing so. So much for Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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148 attraction reviews
365 helpful votes 365 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We were excited to see the Crystal Cathedral up close. I'd seen it many times on tv but it's even more beautiful in person. We couldn't go in because it was undergoing some renovations at the time. Gives us reason to return and something to look forward to another time when we can take the tour.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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 

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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.

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Cairo, Egypt
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49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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