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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Address: 555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: 213-680-5200
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Ranked #42 of 317 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located in the midst of downtown Los Angeles, only the second cathdral to be built in a US city in...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Sydney
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189 reviews 189 reviews
74 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

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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20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Senior Contributor
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7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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165 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 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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