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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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I've spent almost one hour taking pictures. It's huge. There's a crypt below, with lots of tombs. There's also a gift shop. If you are a fan of architecture, this is a must.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've spent almost one hour taking pictures. It's huge. There's a crypt below, with lots of tombs. There's also a gift shop. If you are a fan of architecture, this is a must.

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Pittsboro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture! History of the old Cathedral and artifacts contained inside.Guides that assist and explain, as well as a gift shoppe on campus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of master architect Rafael Moneo's greatest buildings. The quality of light is exceptional, and the stately hush of the building lends itself to contemplation. Easy to access, and in the quarter as DIsney Hall and the Broad. Go see it.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can attend a beautiful service here hosted by a bishop, or you can sneak downstairs and check out the catacombs

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit for a little meditation or quiet time. There is a lot of beautiful art in the Cathedral, so you may feel like you are in a museum too. You may even come for a mass and experience the acoustics of the place. Wonderful.

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San Dimas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 January 2017

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 29 December 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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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