Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

★★★★☆
  • 555 W Temple St

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  • 213-680-5200

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Sun 7am-6pm, Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm

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From an architectural standpoint, this building is radically different from the traditional cathedrals most of us are accustomed to. It is not at all ornate, yet there is real beauty in its simplicity and sparseness. Adjoining the cathedral are gardens and a gift shop.

I recommend taking the tour. It is very informative. Gregory Peck is buried here.

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From an architectural standpoint, this building is radically different from the traditional cathedrals most of us are accustomed to. It is not at all ornate, yet there is real beauty in its simplicity and sparseness. Adjoining the cathedral are gardens and a gift shop.

I recommend taking the tour. It is very informative. Gregory Peck is buried here.

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I've attended 2 weddings at this overrated building. Granted, it's decent looking but the architecture and overall look of the building did not make me feel any sense of awe or reverence. My mom put it best when she said that the place looks more like a museum than a cathedral. The place looks very bland with all muted shades of brown and tan. With all the money spent on this place and all the hoopla made about it, I was expecting something else but I guess the archdiocese needed to shift some of their building funds to pay for all the legal fees they incurred for all the settlements from people that were "wronged" by not-so-righteous priests. Keep up the good work Mahoney.

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I've attended 2 weddings at this overrated building. Granted, it's decent looking but the architecture and overall look of the building did not make me feel any sense of awe or reverence. My mom put it best when she said that the place looks more like a museum than a cathedral. The place looks very bland with all muted shades of brown and tan. With all the money spent on this place and all the hoopla made about it, I was expecting something else but I guess the archdiocese needed to shift some of their building funds to pay for all the legal fees they incurred for all the settlements from people that were "wronged" by not-so-righteous priests. Keep up the good work Mahoney.

Cons: Nothing worth writing home about

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The cathedral is beautiful. If you are from an area without Spanish influence I would highly recommend it. My friend and I were just walking around when we happened upon the cathedral. At the same time we looking around there were several tour groups and a wedding. Worth the walk.

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The cathedral is beautiful. If you are from an area without Spanish influence I would highly recommend it. My friend and I were just walking around when we happened upon the cathedral. At the same time we looking around there were several tour groups and a wedding. Worth the walk.

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When I first walked into Our Lady of Angels, I was surprised that the interior was so simple, but the longer I was there, the more I realized how complex it really was. The architecture is stark but overwhelming at the same time. The traditional stained glass windows are replaced by giant tapestries of the saints looking toward the altar, which tends to mute the walls but push focus forward. That and the slightly sloping of the marble floor almost give a swirling feeling of being drawn down to the front of the church. A great little touch is the angel trumpets that hang from the ceiling all have speakers that project the miced voices from the mass. There are small chapels, an underground mausoleum, outdoor gardens and a gift shop that can keep you there for hours after mass just touring around.

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When I first walked into Our Lady of Angels, I was surprised that the interior was so simple, but the longer I was there, the more I realized how complex it really was. The architecture is stark but overwhelming at the same time. The traditional stained glass windows are replaced by giant tapestries of the saints looking toward the altar, which tends to mute the walls but push focus forward. That and the slightly sloping of the marble floor almost give a swirling feeling of being drawn down to the front of the church. A great little touch is the angel trumpets that hang from the ceiling all have speakers that project the miced voices from the mass. There are small chapels, an underground mausoleum, outdoor gardens and a gift shop that can keep you there for hours after mass just touring around.

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even if your not religious you should check out this church...it's architecture is not to be believed from the high ceilings to the beautiful art work and attention to detail. there is alot to see as it is a huge catherdral as well as there is a place to eat and shop (both very reasonably priced) make a day of it and get closer to the lord and some beautiful art.

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even if your not religious you should check out this church...it's architecture is not to be believed from the high ceilings to the beautiful art work and attention to detail. there is alot to see as it is a huge catherdral as well as there is a place to eat and shop (both very reasonably priced) make a day of it and get closer to the lord and some beautiful art.

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