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Oakland California Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Our Wedding in the Chapel

The Oakland Temple is a wonderful place to visit whether or not you are a member of the church... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Fremont, California
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Best East Bay view

You don't have to be a church member to enjoy their spectacular view of the bay area. I recommend... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602-2535
+1 510-531-3200
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

The Oakland Temple sits high on a hilltop overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Beautiful views from the visitors center and rooftop garden. The grounds themselves are lovely with an amazing fountain and beautiful landscaping. Great spot for pictures or simple reflection. Easy access off Lincoln...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

One of Oakland's landmarks...you can see it from far away up against the hills, especially when it is lit up at night. Good place for geneology research.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The Oakland Temple is a wonderful place to visit whether or not you are a member of the church. Most times I go to enjoy the terrace on the second level above the courtyard reflecting pool just in front if the temple through the front...More

Thank PaulRayAndrus
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

You don't have to be a church member to enjoy their spectacular view of the bay area. I recommend you bring the binoculars. Also, the flowers and fountains are also beautiful.

Thank Ang1370
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I am not religious, but this is quite a beautiful building. I like to go up at Christmas time and look at the display of lights and religious ornamentation.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We had such a good experience visiting this temple. The views are amazing. Make sure you walk across the street and up the stairs to the overflow parking lot for the most amazing picture spot. The visitors center was worth the time and I loved...More

Thank Dianna N
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I use to come here every time I got a chance. I never went into the visitor's center or the temple until yesterday. They have a visitor's center anyone can go into. You can learn about the temple, the mormon religion, and the history of...More

Thank Jasmine N
Reviewed 22 January 2018

BEAUTIFUL PLCE AND A VIEW FROM THE EAGLES NEST OF OAKLAND AND THE EAST BAY. During Christmas they have a beautiful Christmas display set up, The grounds are always peaceful and beautifully landscaped, The Greek Orthodox Church right next store is also beautiful and has...More

Thank McHibernia
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

For more than a year, I have been intrigued by the magnificent temple on the hill which can seen from quite a distance within the Diamond neighbor of Oakland. The grounds are lovely, with majestic palm trees lining the main roadway to the temple. Fountains...More

Thank Rose Ada M
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Beautifully done Christmas lights highlight this LDS Temple as it overlooks the Oakland Valley. The night we were there the sky was so clear we could see all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge. Beautifully colorful lights along with a glimmering white Nativity make...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great views from the hill and from the upper terace. Wonderfull Christmas lights. Well kept gardens with fountains and water features.

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Response from Barzin20 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly , It All depends. If you are well-travelled and Poor urban areas don't scare you, Fruitvale (during day) is fine. You can get great Mexican food for cheap and the area is very colorful and lively. But as Namsmom... More