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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
Written by
Michael Juliano
&
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 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

St. Vincent de Paul Church
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

1. St. Vincent de Paul Church

University Park
621 W Adams Blvd
213-749-8950

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Hsi Lai Temple
Photograph: Ray S. / Flickr

2. Hsi Lai Temple

Hacienda Heights
3456 Glenmark Dr
626-961-9697

Photograph: Ray S. / Flickr
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Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

3. Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Koreatown
3300 Wilshire Blvd
213-389-3191

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Los Angeles California Temple
Photograph: Brian Davis / Creative Commons

4. Los Angeles California Temple

Westwood
10777 Santa Monica Blvd
310-474-5569

Photograph: Brian Davis / Creative Commons
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Photograph: Alainmoscosco / Creative Commons

5. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Chino Hills
15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd
909-614 5000 

Photograph: Alainmoscosco / Creative Commons
Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

6. Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Koreatown
3663 Wilshire Blvd
213-388-2401

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Malibu Hindu Temple
Photograph: Ganesh Krishnamurthy / Creative Commons

7. Malibu Hindu Temple

Calabasas
1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd
818-880-5552

Photograph: Ganesh Krishnamurthy / Creative Commons
Thien Hau Temple
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

8. Thien Hau Temple

Chinatown
756 Yale St
213-680-1860

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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Wayfarers Chapel
Photograph: John Borden

9. Wayfarers Chapel

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

Photograph: John Borden
St. Andrew Catholic Church
Photograph: Michael Juliano

10. St. Andrew Catholic Church

Pasadena
311 N Raymond Ave
626-792-4183

Photograph: Michael Juliano
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First Congregational Church of Los Angeles
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

11. First Congregational Church of Los Angeles

Westlake
540 S Commonwealth Ave
213-385-1341

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Wat Thai of Los Angeles
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

12. Wat Thai of Los Angeles

North Hollywood
8225 Coldwater Canyon Ave
818-780-4200

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Photograph: Cbl62 / Creative Commons

13. St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church

Mid City
1324 S Normandie Ave
323-737-2424

Photograph: Cbl62 / Creative Commons
Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman

14. Holy Transfiguration Russian Orthodox Church

East Hollywood
5432 Fernwood Ave
323-469-0366

Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
Photograph: Michael Juliano

15. First Church of Christ, Scientist

Pasadena
80 Oakland St
626-793-5151

Photograph: Michael Juliano

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