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The most beautiful Los Angeles churches and temples

We scoped out the city’s most stunning houses of worship to pick the most beautiful Los Angeles churches and temples

Michael Juliano
Edited by
Michael Juliano
Contributor
Jakob N. Layman
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Los Angeles churches are more than just houses of worship; they’re multicultural reminders that this city does, in fact, have lasting, monumental architecture. We found plenty of beauty in stately structures from Malibu to Koreatown to far-flung suburbs. Whether you’re thinking about wedding planning or simply searching for the city’s most beautiful buildings, you’ll find plenty to admire in our multi-denominational picks for the most stunning Los Angeles churches, temples and cathedrals.

The 15 most beautiful Los Angeles churches and temples

1. St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

University Park
621 W Adams Blvd
Mon–Fri 10am–3pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10:30am–6pm
213-749-8950

2. Hsi Lai Temple

Hacienda Heights
3456 Glenmark Dr
Daily 9am–5pm
626-961-9697

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3. Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Koreatown
3300 Wilshire Blvd
Mon–Fri 7:30am–4pm, Sat 8am–2pm, Sun 9am–2pm
213-389-3191

4. Los Angeles California Temple

Westwood
10777 Santa Monica Blvd
Visitor center: daily 9am–9pm
310-474-5569

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5. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Chino Hills
15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd
Daily 9am–7:30pm
909-614 5000 

6. Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Koreatown
3663 Wilshire Blvd
Mon, Tue 8:30am–5pm; Wed 8am–5pm; Thu 8:30am–5pm; Fri 8:30am–4:45pm; Sat 10:30am–noon; closed Sun
213-388-2401

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7. Malibu Hindu Temple

Calabasas
1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd
Mon–Fri 9am–12:30pm, 5–8pm; Sat, Sun 9:30am–8pm
818-880-5552

8. Thien Hau Temple

Chinatown
756 Yale St
Mon–Thu 10am–2pm, Fri–Sun 10am–3pm
213-680-1860

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9. Wayfarers Chapel

Temporarily closed.

Rancho Palos Verdes
5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
310-377-1650

10. St. Andrew Catholic Church

Pasadena
311 N Raymond Ave
Mon–Sat 7am–8pm, Sun 6:30am–6:30pm
626-792-4183

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11. First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Westlake
540 S Commonwealth Ave
Daily 10am–6pm
213-385-1341

12. Wat Thai of Los Angeles

North Hollywood
8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave
Daily 8am–5pm
818-780-4200

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13. St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Mid-City
1324 S Normandie Ave
Call for appointment
323-737-2424

14. Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church

East Hollywood
5432 Fernwood Ave
Sat, Sun 11am–1:30pm
323-469-0366

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15. First Church of Christ, Scientist

Pasadena
80 Oakland St
Mon–Sat noon–4pm, Sun 11am–1pm
626-793-5151

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