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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
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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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Although not traditional, the scope and modern beauty of the Cathedral make it an unforgettable experience in downtown Los Angeles. A parking garage right next to the building... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although not traditional, the scope and modern beauty of the Cathedral make it an unforgettable experience in downtown Los Angeles. A parking garage right next to the building makes it an easy visit.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cathedral was designed and built to last a few hundred years - like the cathedrals of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The tapestries are worth the visit alone in that they are both large and modern and yet reflect ages of tapestry simultaneously. Also go below ground through the "catacombs" - as I call them - but more modern... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent almost one hour taking pictures. It's huge. There's a crypt below, with lots of tombs. There's also a gift shop. If you are a fan of architecture, this is a must.

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Pittsboro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture! History of the old Cathedral and artifacts contained inside.Guides that assist and explain, as well as a gift shoppe on campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of master architect Rafael Moneo's greatest buildings. The quality of light is exceptional, and the stately hush of the building lends itself to contemplation. Easy to access, and in the quarter as DIsney Hall and the Broad. Go see it.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can attend a beautiful service here hosted by a bishop, or you can sneak downstairs and check out the catacombs

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit for a little meditation or quiet time. There is a lot of beautiful art in the Cathedral, so you may feel like you are in a museum too. You may even come for a mass and experience the acoustics of the place. Wonderful.

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Beautiful facility, lots to see. Enjoyed the surroundings and gift shop. I have to return to see more.

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Tollhouse, Ca.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We were told it was the largest church in the world, which I am not sure is accurate. Easy walk thru and view exhibits as well as architecture. Glad I went, but doubt I need to visit again.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

you must go inside even if you aren't religious the building is plain on the outside but wonderfully lit inside.

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