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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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Catholic church

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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I didn't expect this church to be so amazing. The whole area is well designed but the interior of the building is unique. I liked most the way the light enters this building. A must visit for architects in LA.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We wandered in here out of curiosity and admired the architecture and the crypt. There are some famous names you can find in the mausoleum if you spend some time there.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

There was a choir practice when I visited, the acoustics was great! The architectural and interior design of this church is nothing but amazing!

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were taken here by our tour guide and were fortunate enough to arrive while there was a choir performing. Huge Cathedral with some interesting architectural features. I'm glad we were able to see something a little off the main tourist attraction track and mingle with locals.

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