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The Cathedral of Christ the Light

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The Cathedral Christ The Light worthy of a visit

The Cathedral Christ The Light offers free tours weekdays at 1300 hours. Unique architecture... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
George L
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Pietà, mausoleum, and a free docent tour

Stop on by and learn the fascinating history of this Cathedral, built to replace the one destroyed... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Alameda, United States
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Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ the Light - the entire Cathedral Center is a beautiful and welcoming gathering place to experience liturgy, arts and cultural events reflecting the diversity of Oakland and...more
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2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612-3780
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The Cathedral Christ The Light offers free tours weekdays at 1300 hours. Unique architecture design, history talk given, crematorium in the basement level for those wishing to have their ashes rest there are available. Cafe is available.

Thank George L
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Stop on by and learn the fascinating history of this Cathedral, built to replace the one destroyed in the '89 quake. The winning design was originally the second place winner but became the winning design after the Diocese and the winning architect disagreed on how...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

All I can say is that this is a truly amazing piece of ARTWORK! Go and enjoy yourself. If you enjoy art then you will appreciate this place!

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

An example of the Cathloic Church going 21st Century. Good music. Good sermons. Lots of seating. Fellowship and donuts do mix!

Thank Landyeng
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This is like telling someone to see the Guggenheim in NYC. This building is spectacular and is worth the easy access from BART at 19th Street Oakland, and you get beautiful Lake Merritt as well. Make sure you go downstairs to see the Mausoleum and...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This modern cathedral is very impressive I really liked the way the light shines through hence the name, it may be too modern for some people but it is very cleverly done.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is located next to the park and lake Merritt, interior is full of light, its modern architecture reflects its location in a maritime town. The interior design is very consistent.

Thank Wanda W. W
Reviewed 18 May 2018

What a wonderful building and space. Would love to hear the organ in action or go to a choral mass. There is a summer concert season which we will miss sadly.

Thank jenhorne95
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Oakland you must visit this Cathedral. Its modern, huge, and very impressive. We came just in time for Mass and it was vey nice to experience it in such unusual setting. They do a tour at 1 pm most days as well.

Thank Serj S
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Wonderful tour with great detail and information.. Around an hour of great stories and info that u would never know just visiting on your own....Thanks

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