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Monastery of the Angels

1977 Carmen Ave, Los Angeles, CA
+1 323-466-2186
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But if paradise

This monastery is a bit of paradise in the middle of hectic Hollywood. The gardens are small but... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
John C
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Came here for quiet time and chocolates

Whenever I find myself around Hollywood I would come to my tranquil corner that is this monastery... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Manila, Philippines
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A convent of cloistered Dominican nuns. Visitors can view the building and grounds and shop in the gift shop.
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6 Dec 2017
“But if paradise ”
19 Apr 2016
“Came here for quiet time and chocolates”
1977 Carmen Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Central L.A
+1 323-466-2186
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This monastery is a bit of paradise in the middle of hectic Hollywood. The gardens are small but beautiful. The nuns make the very best pumpkin bread. They also do great peanut brittle and chocolate candy which can be purchased in their store.We stop at...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Whenever I find myself around Hollywood I would come to my tranquil corner that is this monastery. Nothing so special, it's a quaint place but helps me unwind and think. I do come here however for their chocolates, which has the flavor and texture of...More

1  Thank Franzsy
Reviewed 7 March 2016

There is only 1 Mass each day, but what a beautiful way to start your day. Weekdays at 7 am, Saturday at 6:30 am, Sunday at 7 am this is a Latin Mass. Beautiful Chapel, and it seems that there is Adoration of the Blessed...More

3  Thank Diane G
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This monastery is nothing really that special. It is kind of weird that in the middle of LA there is this silent monastery, but you cannot get on the grounds. You can go into a chapel and a gift shop where there is amazing pumpkin...More

6  Thank Karen J
Reviewed 19 August 2010

The Monastery is a lovely little piece of solitude in Hollywood. If you enjoy "under-the-radar" food destinations, definitely come here and take home a few loaves of the delicious pumpkin bread. Yes, it's $9.00, but you're helping the nuns keep their cloister open. The bread...More

12  Thank baconpie
Reviewed 2 April 2010

I loved the afternoon I spent at the Monastery of the Angels. It's not necessarily that close to any other tourist attractions (it's walking distance from, but not next to, Hollywood & Vine and the tail end of the Walk of Fame), in a more...More

12  Thank thenextkristin
Reviewed 12 November 2009

After reading from the different articles mentioning the difficulties that this convent was encountering, I finally took the car and went to pick up the 'Famous" pumkin cakes. The first time visitor of Los Angeles will enjoy the vista offered at the end of Gower...More

7  Thank meherio
Reviewed 14 September 2008

I was psyched up to go here after reading all the reviews and the place is extremely friendly. The good news was that I was the only tourist there on a Saturday. While I am not religious and I am not Catholic, it was interesting...More

5  Thank traveler4k
Reviewed 25 January 2008

The bread was sooooo good. Very interesting place.... tucked away in the middle of LA... Worth a side trip if you are in the area.

5  Thank babygggeee
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2001

The cloistered nuns that live here bake a pumpkin bread that tastes like Jesus himself baked it. It is so moist, with huge walnuts baked into the top. They do make other baked goods, but at $6 a loaf, I always get the pumpkin bread...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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