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Crystal Cathedral

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Address: 12141 Lewis St, Garden Grove, CA 92840-4699
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Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed...

Unique cathedral composed of 10,000 panes of glass forming a four-pointed star.

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Beautiful but made me sad and upset.

Such a spectacular sight and the surroundings are beautiful. Really amazing! It saddens my heart how much money went into this when so many are going without. The bible talks... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 8, 2016
familyfuntime2012016
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Prince George, Canada
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La Mirada, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did our bridal party here, I can say that this is a great spot for it. Lots of other parties or tourists taking photos as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great example of ancient architecture deployed in a modern way. The place itself gives a feeling that its made out of glass.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Such a spectacular sight and the surroundings are beautiful. Really amazing! It saddens my heart how much money went into this when so many are going without. The bible talks about not being showy and staying simple, this is certainly not that . Although it is very beautiful I feel they could put the money to use elsewhere.

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Absolutely one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen. The church is made of all glass with beautiful biblical statues throughout the grounds, to include Jesus walking on water. We said a prayer in both the church and the prayer spire, also all glass, which is a tall tower that contains a prayer chapel at the base of... More 

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No. VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

During a recent visit to Orange, CA I decided to stop at the Crystal Cathedral. I found that the name has changed, and that it's currently owned by the Catholic Diocese. It is currently under going an extensive renovation, but you can peak in the windows and see what's left from when it was the Crystal Cathedral. There are drawings... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Was able to tour the grounds around the cathedral. Interesting monuments to certain biblical stories (Job, Prodigal Son, etc). Interesting architecture.

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Garden Grove, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Many things have changed since it's turned into CHRIST cathedral. They're renovating the big glass cathedral and services are done in the arbo. Not as busy as before. It's still a pretty place for friends from out of town to come take pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Not Catholic but this place we saw from two blocks away and said let's go check that out and it was awesome.very worth going to see even if it's out of your way...it's that nice..GODISLOVE

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Attended Sunday mass in the arboretum whilst the main church undergoing renovation. Impressive building & beautiful location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

It is my first visit, but I was amazed by the sizable campus and the beautiful landscape. I went there in the evening. From far away, I saw the sun lights bathed the building in pinkish with a sense of glory. It was late when I finally reached the campus. Pryer Spire is an interesting building, but I am not... More 

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