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Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

Address: 5755 S. Palos Verdes Dr. at Barkantine St., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Phone Number: 310-377-1650
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Overlooking the Pacific coast, this beautiful church was designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Overlooking the Pacific coast, this beautiful church was designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Solvang, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Our kids and grandkids have recently moved to this area so I have been having lots of fun exploring! I had heard about the Wayfarers Chapel, and when I finally was able to go in person it did not disappoint! It is somewhat of a circuitous drive to get here, tho a most lovely one along the cliffs overlooking the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This chapel (seating capacity of my estimate of +/-150) is an extremely popular site for weddings. The church is known to locals as "The Glass Church" for it's wood, stone, and mainly glass architecture. The grounds are a gorgeous display of grass, plants & trees, and with the ocean and Santa Catalina Island as a backdrop, brides and grooms couldn't... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautiful place to hold weddings, baptisms. Gorgeous view of the ocean. Park-like setting. A photographer's dream.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The architecture by famous Frank L. wright. Wonderful view of ocean and Abalone Cove. Best to go when there is no event.

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, and sits on a cliff with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and north towards the Santa Monica Mountains. The Chapel is made of glass and rock, designed to blend into the flora and fauna of their beautiful gardens. The drive to get there, from either Hawthorne... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If one drives through Palos Verde, making a stop here and communing with your inner peace, your Supreme Being, or just with Nature, is a must. The guest house gives extensive information of the Swedborgian religion, the exquisite little chapel is a frequent site of weddings, and the Carillion rings its bells on the quarter hour. Of course, the views... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I usually take out of town visitors to visit this chapel and the nearby Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Try to time your visit so that you can hear the bells chime. The visitors center explains the views of the Swedenborg religion. I have heard that to get married in the chapel you need to use a Swedenborg minister. I once... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful glass chapel surrounded by spectacular views and gardens. Great place for a romantic walk, sight seeing and photos.

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Albany, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Although I consider myself an atheist, the chapel is stunning. More people would go to church if they all looked like this.

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Such a unique spot...peaceful and restorative. Sadly not everyone respects the peace....people should teach their children respect and not ruin the experience for others.

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