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Monastery of the Angels

Address: 1977 Carmen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA (Central L.A)
Phone Number: (323) 466-2186
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Ranked #236 of 308 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: A convent of cloistered Dominican nuns. Visitors can view the building and grounds and shop in the gift shop.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This monastery is nothing really that special. It is kind of weird that in the middle of LA there is this silent monastery, but you cannot get on the grounds. You can go into a chapel and a gift shop where there is amazing pumpkin bread but that is hardly worth the effort to get there. We bought the bread... More

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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2010

The Monastery is a lovely little piece of solitude in Hollywood. If you enjoy "under-the-radar" food destinations, definitely come here and take home a few loaves of the delicious pumpkin bread. Yes, it's $9.00, but you're helping the nuns keep their cloister open. The bread makes a great gift, and the chocolates are yummy too. It's a unique way to... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

I loved the afternoon I spent at the Monastery of the Angels. It's not necessarily that close to any other tourist attractions (it's walking distance from, but not next to, Hollywood & Vine and the tail end of the Walk of Fame), in a more residential part of Hollywood where the hills and the sign are easily visible. It's actually... More

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Los Angeles, California
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15 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2009

After reading from the different articles mentioning the difficulties that this convent was encountering, I finally took the car and went to pick up the 'Famous" pumkin cakes. The first time visitor of Los Angeles will enjoy the vista offered at the end of Gower street : the HOLLYWOOD sign. The little convent offer the best pumkin breads on thie... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2008

I was psyched up to go here after reading all the reviews and the place is extremely friendly. The good news was that I was the only tourist there on a Saturday. While I am not religious and I am not Catholic, it was interesting to attend the prayer of the Rosary at 4:00 PM which they have daily. However,... More

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Ontario, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2008

The bread was sooooo good. Very interesting place.... tucked away in the middle of LA... Worth a side trip if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2001

The cloistered nuns that live here bake a pumpkin bread that tastes like Jesus himself baked it. It is so moist, with huge walnuts baked into the top. They do make other baked goods, but at $6 a loaf, I always get the pumpkin bread and lie to myself, saying I'll try some other items some other time. That other... More

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