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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
+1 213-680-5200
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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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555 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
Downtown
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well this is not a cathedral this is a great exemple how architecture can change our point of views. So nice inside, so perfect and great in all areas. Great!

Thank Jorge R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to the Cathedral from the Millenium Biltmore down Grand Avenue on Easter Morning. It was a very pleasant walk, past The Broad and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). The Cathedral is impressive and worth a short visit on any day, but on...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing modern Cathedral! I have seen many cathedrals in Europe but this modern Cathedral was a surprise both inside and outside. We went on a guided tour - very informative

Thank Gail D
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I think this whole thing is poured concrete with a pink tinge and it's massive but feels homey. The tapestries are fabulous. There are a couple of old items on display. And the mausoleum is interesting. Parking is expensive, I wonder if it benefits the...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Even if visitors were not catholic (like me) the place is worth visiting to watch the "frescos" (mural paintings in the style of Michelangelo's Sixtine Chapel in Rome) depicting historical moments of religion through the centuries.

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The Cathedral is kind of isolated being squeezed on the north by the Hollywood Freeway and the south by the Los Angeles Civic Center. It is a temple of peace and solitude in the middle of busyness. The Cathedral is a little imposing as a...More

Thank geotech522
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Modern architecture, not your typical cathedral. Very welcoming - first time visitors are welcomed (and applauded) towards the end of mass. Nice plaza to sit and/or eat. Wonderful lay-out. Interesting altars along the sides of the main cathedral. Very accessible Mausoleum underneath the cathedral -...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Everyone needs to go and hear the heavenly sounds that echo throughout these beautifully designed walls!

Thank Dar37
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The outside looks a bit odd and the inside is a classic cathedral turned inside out. You will understand once you get inside and see how the chapels are set up from the main naive of the church.

Thank Paul M
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

A place to relax and to think about life. You can hear a good organ music here with great musicians. Christian art is contemporary.

Thank le0gan
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rpaflores
23 December 2017|
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Response from Michel G | Reviewed this property |
If it were me, I would get there by 10 p.m. Yes, I know that is a two hour wait but they usually have a choir singing Christmas carols. I think the parking is free in the parking garage. Of course, I'm a bit conservative and... More
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27 July 2017|
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Response from KuriousKat2 | Reviewed this property |
I was dropped off.
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