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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707 (Central L.A)
213-680-5200
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Ranked #56 of 399 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Rather than deal with the sexual abuse of children of both sexes by clergy, Cardinal Mahoney chose to erect this monument to his ego. It's an impressive structure, but it will always be flawed due to the fact that its mere existence flies in the face of true Christian values.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Wow...just wow. At a lost for words the first few minutes I walked in. The sheer size of this place unfathomable and the photos don't do it justice. Never seen a cathedral like this; definitely one you don't want to miss.

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Been there a couple of times. It is about as ugly as they come, modern, and boring inside and outside. 250 million price tag, and still ugly, seems like money laundry scam to me. hahaha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Our_Lady_of_the_Angels

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to the cathedral to attend Sunday Mass. Little did we realize what a gem this place is. We were so impressed by the beautiful tapestries hanging throughout the church that we wished we had more time to explore. They do give tours so we will plan this into our next LA visit. There is also a lovely plaza... More

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with a large group of non-Catholics, and we were mesmerized by the beautiful modern interpretation of Spanish mission architecture. The a Tapestries inside are spectacular. This is a holy and beautiful space.

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La Cañada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

A beautifully modern space for the City of the Angels' religious community. Open to all, it combines the grace and scale of a truly grand worshipful place.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I am not a catholic but my husband is so we visit a lot of catholic churches. This is one of the most stunning church spaces I have ever seen. A huge, modern, open space. Unfortunately we were unable to attend a service but I can only imagine it would be enhanced by being filled with people. There is a... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

There are only two reasons to visit this cathedral: spiritual reasons and to see the magnificent tapestries. Otherwise, the cathedral is a very large, modern building with nothing particular to attract visitors. The 34 tapestries are the largest in America. They are all hand woven, made "to last 500 years," as a local authority explained to us. What makes them... More

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, CA is both inspiring and quite beautiful. Traditional Roman Catholic as well as updated architecture awaits all visitors! The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is a quiet and beautiful place to pray and reflect before the Blessed Sacrament. Cardinal Roger M. Mahony was inspired by thousands of the faithful throughout the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This church is beautiful and worth seeing, but be careful of parking during the week because it is expensive. I cannot remember specifics, but for 15 minutes is was close to $8 then it goes up every 15 minutes $5 and a day rate is just ridiculous. We only had about 15 minutes to see this church which was not... More

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