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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

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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a moment of silent contemplation

As Angeleno who lives near metro station and near DTLA, love to stop by and spend some time in silence as well as enjoy the pipe organ. The building is modern but not overwhelming... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As Angeleno who lives near metro station and near DTLA, love to stop by and spend some time in silence as well as enjoy the pipe organ. The building is modern but not overwhelming and definitely less oppressive than those Baroque, Renascence cathedrals. During the summer is such a nice place to stop by and get refreshed. If you are... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Look at the ugly picture. But, it's a nice place to go. You must go here if you are visiting downtown and taking in all the other sites and locations. It's a peaceful place. Pray for your soul and other people's soul. The place where people are buried in the complex is nice. I never got an answer as to... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to mass here to see what it was like. Unique architecture that is different than most cathedrals. Great tapestries on the walls that were nice.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its located at the heart of downtown LA, close to many freeways, ample and free parking during morning mass... Mass here is very solemn, the choir, hymns are very touching, here is the traditional but personalized way of visiting the house of God, after my visit i went downstairs to go around and saw interesting places, they have a cafeteria,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles is awe- inspiring and inspirational. It's calming interior and architectural quality is stunning.

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New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to really like this cathedral but it did not create a lot of strong feelings. It is a very bland building that feels like it's trying too hard to be modern and on the edge of architectural design. It has all of the Catholic elements of a cathedral but it is missing a spark or something that overwhelms... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure how someone actually reviews a church. Especially when it is the headquarters of the Archdiocese for a major religion in one of the largest cities in the world. For me however I guess what bothers me about this place has more to do with architecture than anything else. I am not Catholic, so this does not have any... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This place is appeals to architects, theologians, and people who don't know anything at all. It is very much a post-modern structure, but it still contains all of the ancient elements of authentic Christianity, including the most impressive modern catacomb system I've seen. The architect focused on using light in the structure, so a daytime visit is most appropriate.

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is a breathtaking work of modern architecture next to Downtown freeways and Chinatown. You can park for free for three hours in the attached parking structure, if you attend Mass at the Cathedral. Exploring the courtyard and cathedral can take a couple of hours. The cathedral features gorgeous tapestries, paintings, sculpture and a mixture of contemporary and ancient works... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Even if you are not Catholic, you need to visit this place. Beautiful grounds and an exceptional building. We went to Sunday mass there. Talk about diversity, well you can see people from all over the globe there. Makes us stronger. Take a few minutes to go downstairs to see the Mausoleum. A place to think, very quiet place. I... More 

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