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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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Beautiful cathedral

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

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

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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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The building from outside is massive and impressive. Inside the relics on display from Pope John 23 and Pope John Paul 2 are amazing. It has a big assembly area but the altar is very, very plain - just a crucifix. I thought for a cathedral it should be more elaborate.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Loved it....every bit as awe-inspiring in its majesty as a Gothic cathedral. I am not at all religious, but found it a remarkable piece of architecture, fit for purpose. A lovely place for quiet contemplation. The tapestries are wonderful, as are some of the other art works. I especially liked to sculpture of Joseph and Jesus by Christopher Slatoff. Love... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I began ringing the new year visiting "Our Lady of Angels Cathedral" my morning was destined to see the Rose Parade Floats but instead I was deviated and made a quick off the Hollywood 101 FWY to the Cathedral, am Architectual masterpiece that has a gorgeous fountain inscribed "to you I give living water" writen carved in this marble fountain.... More 

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Danville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I visited here to specifically see the elegiac bronze angel and massive bronze doors by the late LA artist, Robert Graham. It's a gorgeous cathedral inside and out. I've been back twice with very few people present, but am sure this massive space can hold a lot of people for a mass.

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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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