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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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Modern Architecture designed around the Catholic Faith

From the moment you cast your eyes upon the Cathedral set against a clear blue sky. You cannot deny the scale of this place of worship. On your way to the Cathedral entrance you... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

From the moment you cast your eyes upon the Cathedral set against a clear blue sky. You cannot deny the scale of this place of worship. On your way to the Cathedral entrance you pass magnificent Gardens deigned around the acts of Faith and Devotion. They are difficult to describe as many aspects of design using modern materials are interwoven... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

peaceful place to visit. Very modern looking and not what I was expecting. Strak and beautiful in its own way.

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

This special Cathedral can not be seen as most places of worship. It is very modern, with beautiful weavings of people of long ago who established LA. It is in an area where you can see the Disney Hall and MOMA museum and go to the theatre in the evening all in the same day. You need about 1 to... More 

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

Not conventionally cathedral-like. One of the criticisms I read, when it first opened, was that it looks like the box cathedrals come in. It is much more than that. It is a place of refuge with spiritually inspiring works of art and sculpture, purpose-woven tapestries and handcrafted doors, blending old and new

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 August 3, 2016 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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