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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 #43 of 369 attractions in Los Angeles
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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San Antonio, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Solihull
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185 reviews 185 reviews
58 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Do not be misled by the external appearance of this amazing building, which does not resemble any religious building I have ever visited, from an external point of view. The entrance courtyard and grounds are interesting enough, with the bells in the wall, fountain and children's garden. The inside, however, is a real inspiration, with so much to see and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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79 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The architecture of this Cathedral is awesome. The stained glass Angels carved on the walls is very beautiful. There is no mass when we arrived, so just explored the interior and took shots to capture the moments and this beautiful building. The paintings hanging inside are all hand made. There's a souvenir shop opened,, and I bought a lot, really... More

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I visited because it was recommended by our tour escort and it was within walking distance of our hotel. The windows are made from thin sheets of alabaster rather than glass which creates a lovely warm glow on the interior meant to resemble the interior of mission churches of the area. The most spectacular feature, however, is the modern tapestries... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

You have to see this amazing place of worship in LA. I think it is truly an architectural and spiritual wonder. I found it very peaceful and serene. I attended noon hour mass and was delighted to hear the incredible pipe organ. The interior is admittedly more beautiful than than the perhaps more severe exterior design. I was just so... More

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Redondo Beach, CA
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I attended a wedding here, and found it to be just a little too large and sterile for my taste. The architecture is amazing, but lacks flavor or feeling. But that's me...I like it when a church makes you want to pray and sing.

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Covina, California, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Happened to wander into the Cathedral while the organist was rehearsing. I was taking some guests to see the music center and we walked across the street to see the new cathedral, which is a stunning building, very modern with no a lick of stained glass. I think it is beautiful, but if you are into a more traditional look,... More

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honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

cathedral is an architectual curiosity, if not a marvel. Viewing the outside and inside are worth the visit before, during , or after mass. Archbishop Gomez said the mass @ 10:00. The choir & music was very uplifting. There are also "museum" features with the hanging banners depicting saints from every time and culture, and displays from Pope Paul II... More

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Fullerton, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I've seen part of this structure from the 101 many times, but did not go inside until I attended a classical Christmas performance. The building is amazing! It's done in good taste, with neutral tones and lots of sandstone. I kept wondering how much money they had spent to build the place. It is a ver;y beautiful and impressive structure... More

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