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Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

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Address: 5755 S. Palos Verdes Dr. at Barkantine St., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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+1 310-377-1650
09:00 - 17:00
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Overlooking the Pacific coast, this beautiful church was designed by the...

Overlooking the Pacific coast, this beautiful church was designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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The most enchanting place

The most enchanting part of our southern CA trip. It's serene, gorgeous and very welcoming. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most enchanting part of our southern CA trip. It's serene, gorgeous and very welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank uniqum
Manhattan Beach, California
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive up to the Palos Verdes peninsula to see this spot is definitely worth it. It is a gorgeous drive rewarded by the peaceful, tranquil spot of this little chapel. The gardens are lovely and a good place to just sit and reflect or meditate. the chapel itself is quaint and pretty and quiet. I know there are many... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Wayfarers Chapel is a stunning structure made of wood, glass and stone perched atop a wooded knoll overlooking the Pacific. Visitors are welcome to come and experience the peace and serenity that emanates from this sacred space. We planned ahead and scheduled our visit at a time we could be part of a wedding vow renewal ceremony. It is a... More 

Thank DMJA21
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very unique historical building with great views. Hard to find a more beautiful spot. It's where Jayne Mansfield, Dennis Hopper and Brian Wilson were married. For architectural buffs, the Glass Church was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's son. On the downside the venue is not large enough for very large weddings, and due to its high demand, the there are... More 

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Deerfield, Illinois
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband had learned about the glass church from a website with interesting spots to visit in the U.S. and by coincidence, we were staying right up the road from there at a resort. We stopped here one day in the late afternoon - we enjoyed our time viewing the beautiful church and walking through the lovely grounds. We also... More 

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upstate NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

When I was a child I used to think the most beautiful church would be one that was outdoors or built to look like it was outdoors. Well here is one that is all glass under the canopy of trees. It is made to fit so perfectly in it surroundings that you won't be able to picture anything more well... More 

Thank MariaitaliaupstateNY
Torrance, California
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I often come here as I was baptized 40 years ago. I'm blessed to have had the opportunity to become a part of my Christian faith. It over looks the beautiful pacific Coast and a view of Catilina island. They have a great gift shop full of spiritual items. They also have a serene garden. I walked inside of the... More 

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Torrance, California
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is the most beautiful chapel in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. I make sure whenever I have guests that they visit this chapel and it is just down the road from a spot to watch the whales from the cliff top.

Thank 348michelle
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Whenever we have friends or family visit we make it a point to stop at wayfarers chapel. The view is incredible, the well thought out gardens (a planting representing each state) and the design that Wright created showcases the trees in the main window. It is a stop that should not be missed. AND if you are lucky enough to... More 

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Long Beach, California
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Within this glass temple you view the trees and the ocean. A great place to experience and to meditate

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