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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
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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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We attended Sunday mass here while visiting the area. The mass was very nice. Great music, meaningful sermon and reflective time. The building is very modern but still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MJVT57
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Anoka, Minnesota
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Anoka, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended Sunday mass here while visiting the area. The mass was very nice. Great music, meaningful sermon and reflective time. The building is very modern but still contains so many beautiful pieces of art. The alabaster windows, the tapestries hanging on the walls, the marble and wood of the alter furniture, pictures, carvings, etc. All beautiful. My favorite sculpture... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times and it is impressive, but when I think of cathedrals I think of the great ones in Europe. I opinion is that is is a very nice impressive large church not a cathedral.

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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly beautiful and uniquely modern styled church that is a lovely place to admire architecture, pray and reflect, take photos, etcetera. Open to the public and free it's very wheelchair accessible (elevators and ramps everywhere), has a beautiful courtyard and sculpture garden which is especially nice for good weather days, and also has a small cafe and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resting place for the much admired Gregory Peck is the work of a Spanish architect. The figure of Mary above the primary entrance is the work of sculptor Robert Graham, whose widow is Angelica Huston. His funeral was held here, too.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful property with more than just the church on property. There is also a great gift shop, café, bronze statue garden kids could play in, and also tall glass windows to view out the city and another cool structure across the freeway. Entering the church is just majestic, clean lines, natural atmosphere. There are lots of seating... More 

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Granada, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much better on the inside. The outside looks quite forbidding. It has its own underground car park and a cafe and an exhibition of tapestries inside but not my favourite cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the architecture is beautiful.Have not been to mass here but have gone in when around the area. It's lovely

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this Cathedral because my wife had read about it in a travel article. I was not a fan of the outside, but the inside was beautiful. I really liked the banners showing representations of the major saints along with regular poeple (or saints in the making). The side chapells also had a nice exhibit of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The exterior of the cathedral belies its interior. It is stunningly beautiful. The last time that I was in such a beautiful place of worship was the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. In contrast, Rafael Moneos minimalism gives a feeling of restfulness and peace. One feels so tiny among the cavernous, light filled space, it's like being in a canyon. Of... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The Cathedral is an outstanding architectural delight. You can just visit or attend Mass. The homilies are always "spot on" and the Cathedral itself is interesting and welcoming for a visit. There is a cafe that is reasonably priced as well as outside tables and chairs to enjoy the warm California sunshine. The gift shop is also quite good. And,... More 

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