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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

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Address: 555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
Phone Number: 213-680-5200
Description: Located in the midst of downtown Los Angeles, only the second cathdral to...
Located in the midst of downtown Los Angeles, only the second cathdral to be built in a US city in the past 50 year, the structure has been compared to Notre Dame in its magnificense.
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Awe-inspiring Architecture

This is one of the most amazing Cathedral that I have ever seen. The gift shop is a wonderful place to get beautiful souvenirs as well. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most amazing Cathedral that I have ever seen. The gift shop is a wonderful place to get beautiful souvenirs as well. The interior of the cathedral is beautiful beyond words. A very clean house of worship and the entire architecture is very artistic and absolutely stunning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Love how the modern architecture blend so well into the essence of worship, pray & reflection. The adoration of the Holy Sacrament room is serial and the crypts in the basement makes the visit a well worth inclusion. Do check out the Gift Shop. There is definitely something to take home!

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hiltonhead island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Very contemporary visit. Enormous building and it will take you to a different level of place that will connect to God...very peaceful place.

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Sacramento, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We always wanted to see the new Cathedral and we finally got to see it during the Christmas of 2014. The patio is open and you get to relax and sit and if the cafe and gift shop are open, you can shop and get a bite (we arrived when these places were closed). The large nativity scene, I believe,... More 

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Malibu, California
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155 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Looks like an office building--Few entrances to the large courtyard. Modern architecture does not have to lack energy and beauty---Our Lady of Angels lacks beauty and energy. Large courtyard almost totally barren of trees, shade and benches--Almost as if they wanted to discourage sitting,contemplating and enjoying our Cathedral Inside is cold and sterile--almost devoid of life and energy even though... More 

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Culver City, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Throughout the world churches and cathedrals are great reflections of the culture. In Los Angeles there is one of the newest Cathedrals in the world and the architecture reflects a modern interpretation of devotion. The materials and lightness of the building makes it reflect the life of Los Angeles.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Prior to our visit, we expected to see an example of the old-world gothic cathedral one would seemingly expect. WOW, what a surprise! This is a modern structure as far removed from my expectations as it could possibly be. They were shooting some sort of prduction on the altar (added interest) but, that did not deter or interfer with our... More 

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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very impressive modern cathedral. Holds its own with older cathedrals I have visited with its ambiance and style. Peaceful courtyard/ garden to sit and have lunch while L.A. buzzes about you.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Beautiful building. Peaceful and serene interior. The glass wall offering views right outside the building were lovely. Recommended visit when in LA downtown.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spectacular! A very large sanctuary with huge pipe organ, full orchestra, and ~800 member choir!! The music was awe inspiring and inspirational. A truly spiritual and memorable occasion. Don't miss a chance to visit the Cathedral, especially for an event such as this one.

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