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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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Surprisingly beautiful. Modern, but ageless.

Love the tapestries of saints and the light fixtures. The architecture is light and lifts your spirit. Crypts of many movie stars.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is decent and they have a fairly good selection. Cold salads and sandwiches and hot plates too. Service is good, prices are fair and they serve wine.

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

Love the tapestries of saints and the light fixtures. The architecture is light and lifts your spirit. Crypts of many movie stars.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside I never expected how the inside of this cathedral was going to be like... and it is beautiful. The amazing and modern architecture provides a lot of natural light and such character yet a peaceful feeling that it's just wonderful. I loved the lighting and the tapestries. Kudos to the Spanish architect Mr. Rafael Moneo and American... More 

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

It has been reported that this Catholic church was built at a cost of $1 billion dollars. That alone should strike your fancy. Also, unlike most churches it is extemely modern, so it suggested that you take a docent led tour to better comprehend the conceptual ideas about this edifice.

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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cathedral is very popular, not so much with the local Catholics, but with people who want to see a grand, expensive, over built, filled with pretense, Church. Here is the thing. This was built with a lot of "discussion." Some really could not wait to see it. They waited while the buildings nearby that housed the poor were taken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the street the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels looks like a gigantic concrete bock structure. If you have visited other cathedral's and were expecting something else; don't let that put you off. The inside combines perfectly modernity and ancient relic. I did not attend a service but inside you will definitely pause to admire it's glory.

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

As a local Angeleno, there are some places that really are fun to go with visitors and the Cathedral is one of them. You walk in and see the constellations they have laid out, then the fountain with write ups in different languages. The Cathedral is beautiful and has many antiquities. You should also go down to the area under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Sunday Mass at the Cathedral. They provide 3 hours of free parking. The Cathedral itself is very modern and beautiful abut different then St Pats or the National Cathedral. Architecturally, it is beautiful and the inside is modern and not ornate. It is lovely to walk around. However, it is in downtown LA so plan it around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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