Guardian Angel Cathedral

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Guardian Angel Cathedral information

Las Vegas , USA
Address
Street 336 Cathedral Way
Telephone
+1 702 735 5241
Getting there
bus Deuce
More information
www.lasvegas-diocese.org
Opening hours
gift shop 7am-3:30pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6:30pm Sat, 7:30am-1:30pm & 4-6:30pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

If you get the urge to save your soul Sunday morning after letting it all go to hell Saturday night, you won’t have to venture far off the Strip. Adorned with stained glass murals and mosaics, this small Catholic church, which resembles a ski chalet, looks rather alien on the Strip. Even more strangely, it was built with mob money from Moe Dalitz, who donated funds expressly so that graveyard shift workers at casino hotels would have someplace to worship. The iconic 1960s structure was designed by SoCal modernist Paul Revere Williams, the first African American member of the American Institute of Architects, who also collaborated on the landmark Googie-style Theme Building at LAX airport in Los Angeles. Weekday masses are held at 8am and 12:10pm, with several more masses scheduled on weekends. The cathedral is officially the only place for visiting Roman Catholics to get married properly in Las Vegas, at least in the eyes of the church. Call the cathedral office at least six months before your intended elopement date (but that kind of takes all the fun out of it, eh?).