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Address: 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone Number: 714 971 4000
Description: Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed...
Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.
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A majestic church

I visited the church during my stay in California. Though the church is under restoration for transforming into a Catholic church, I was impressed by its excellent architecture... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Fayetteville, AR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of statues and a peaceful experience. Even the kids were aazed by the amazing views and ponds. Quite a spiritual "journey"

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited the church during my stay in California. Though the church is under restoration for transforming into a Catholic church, I was impressed by its excellent architecture. The glass tower seems to hit the sky while reflecting the sun beam down. I look forward to the opening of the church.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I loved everytning I did during my trip Very relaxing. It was my 1st vacation in 3 years. I went down by the beaches and ate some good food.......

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Now it's called "Christ Cathedral" since Roman Catholic bought this place in 2012. The main glass building is closed for any tourists due to major renovation. Cultures center is open for future model plan.

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Long Beach, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

What a great find for me! My boyfriend knows how much I love cool architecture so he surprised me by bringing me here to show me around. Very unique. Even the cemetery was unique with beautiful landscaping. Totally worth visiting during off hours.

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Tracy, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

In 1955, the Garden Grove Community Church was founded by Robert H. Schuller and his wife Arvella. In 1961, the congregation moved to a new sanctuary designed by architect Richard Neutra. In 1968, The Tower of Hope was completed, providing office and classroom space. Continued growth led to the need for a new facility. Schuller envisioned a unique facility with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Sooooo SAD! All the money spent on this structure that could and should go to help the homeless and poor! Put food in the belly's of crying babies! I just couldn't understand how soooo much money was WASTED just to build this instead of helping the POOR! A disgrace! Not worth seeing!

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went just to see the building and were fortunate enough to have a very knowledgeable lady give us a tour. She told us of the Catholic Church`s plans for the Cathedral. The glass building will be remodeled to meet their church`s needs. There is a model and many pictures of what it will be when finished. The statuary in... More 

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Seward, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The area was absolutly beautiful. Went here for a catholic mass service. The priest was funny and the music was good. If you are traveling there without a car beware. It took us about an hour to get a cab there to pick us up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My dad and I went to mass at the crystal cathedral and it was great. A beautiful choir, a humorous priest Fr Ben and great for seeing real people in California. Masses are held in the arboretum and it's massive! The statutes and sculptures are amazing. Well worth a visit for a lovely mass in a different country x

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Address: Address: 12141 Lewis Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone Number: 714 971 4000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Garden Grove

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