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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Dimas, California
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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Friday mid morning when we visited the cathedral so there was no holy mass. There were few people at the pews. One group was preparing for a wedding. In one section of the cathedral is prayer room that can accomodate few people at a time. Also, there is a room where relics of Saint John Paul II... More 

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

The stark exterior is almost unrecognizable as a cathedral, save for the cross on the side of the building. The altar from the original St. Vibiana cathedral greets you as you enter. There is a grand marble mausoleum in the basement housing Gregory Peck's final resting place. The cathedral serves 5+ million parishioners in several languages. I visited as part... More 

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Woodland Hills, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This cathedral is very large in scope but from an architectural or decorative standpoint is not particularly interesting. It is a major home for the Catholic religion but compared to cathedrals in other cities is wanting from a standpoint of attraactiveness.

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West Covina, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Nice architecture and design. Certainly not your old world style type of cathedral. Big courtyard for gatherings after mass. To have to pay for parking in order to attend mass is certainly not helping to bring in worshippers.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This very modern Cathedral looks more like a music or concert auditorium than a cathedral. It is quite austere, with minimal decoration, but does provide time for reflection. The longer we stayed the more we appreciated the architectural design.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Controversial for not looking like a a customary church it's in fact very traditional in its elements and theology. You probably would not get that without the tour. We had lunch at the café and I had the combo trio salad which was awesome and flavourful. Friend had a great sandwich. Went to info desk by the main gate and... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Check this out if you want to see a local Catholic monument. It's beautiful. Parking is expensive, so use public transportation if possible.

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