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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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Great if you need to go to church during vacation.

As a practicing Catholic, I found the Cathedral to be a nice change of scenery for a worship space. The ultra modern architecture is quite a departure from the older Gothic... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Hampton, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a practicing Catholic, I found the Cathedral to be a nice change of scenery for a worship space. The ultra modern architecture is quite a departure from the older Gothic architecture where I currently worship. As a tourist, I felt welcome from both the congregation and clergy. The homily was uplifting and the music was a bit more updated... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Cathedral with 2 one-year-old's who particularly enjoyed the garden and the various animal statues. A very calm oasis in the middle of the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be here during Sunday morning services. Alabaster windows and large tapestries are amazing. Extremely large open courtyard in front with sculpture garden. Be sure to take a look at the performing arts high school just over the highway behind the cathedral. It looks like there's a huge water slide going around this building.

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newyork
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enter the huge doors and see why this cathedral is so unlike others. It feels more like a museum than a church. If in the area, it is worth a quick stroll around.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good and beautiful place for visit. The place is very big with a lot of sculpture and paintings. You may also see Mausoleum.

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Thank ruv3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This modern cathedral is gorgeous and inspiring. It is a wonderful place for a quiet prayer or moment of meditation. The murals on the wall and smaller chapels are uplifting.

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SF, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were sure we would hate it. We fell in love with the modern architecture we thought we'd hate in a worship space. So well designed. Airy, warm, light, uplifting. Great organization and volunteers to help you. Great gift shop. Easy parking underground. Terrific organ/choir!!! Huge community, vibrant, ethnic, varied. And, magnificent artwork on walls. Great side chapels with great... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

One need not be Catholic to be impressed by this astonishingly beautiful cathedral. It is spacious, uplifting, artistic, and really beautiful. The gardens adjacent to the building are also very impressive.

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We recently spent a quick getaway night in downtown LA. Our accommodations at the Bonaventure were wonderful and offered us the opportunity to explore the nearby sites on foot. The cathedral is an oasis of calm and tranquility within the busy metropolitan area. We spent about two hours here and enjoyed every minute. The edifice is very modern and has... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

It may not be Sagrada Familia-level unusual but this massive modern monolith is quite impressive in its own right. And it's much more complete.

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