Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

sights / Religious

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels information

Los Angeles , USA
Address
Street 555 W Temple St
Telephone
+1 213 680 5200
More information
www.olacathedral.org
Opening hours
6:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, from 9am Sat, from 7am Sun
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Lonely Planet review

José Rafael Moneo mixed Gothic proportions with contemporary design for his 2002 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, which exudes a calming serenity achieved by soft light filtering through its alabaster panes. Wall-sized tapestries as detailed as a Michelangelo fresco festoon the main nave.

They depict 135 saints whose gaze is directed towards the main altar, a massive yet simple slab of red marble. Gregory Peck is buried in the beehivelike subterranean mausoleum. Favorite times to visit the cathedral include the 1pm weekday tours and popular organ recitals at 12:45pm on Wednesday.