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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 #36 of 385 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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136 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this church many times in the past. It has a beautiful garden, a nice cafeteria, a very nice bookstore, a parking structure, and more than anything else a beautiful church with exhibitions on the sides. It feels peaceful to me every time i go. It oversees the 101 freeway. Definitely worth to go! Does not matter... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Modern architecture and beautiful grounds. The courtyard and garden are really pretty and restful. Inside are the tapestries that are just incredible and the natural lighting makes the space feel very peaceful. Go downstairs to see the stained glass. You can buy a pamphlet in the bookstore that describe everything.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

What a beautiful church! We loved the architecture, tapestries, organ and the simplicity of it all. There are no words to describe the feeling I had the first time I walked in this church. Plain and simple and yet so inviting to prayer and meditation. Thanks to all who made this possible

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