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“Awesome architecture!”

The Cathedral of Christ the Light
Ranked #6 of 82 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 the Bay Area.
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
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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
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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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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Never been to a place where your whisper is amplified by the acoustics of the place. The cathedral made of wood is an amazing display of architectural genius and innovation. Located next to Lake Merit and next to the Oakland First Fridays.

Thank Wissam C
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a beautiful piece of architecture. If you are a religious Christian, why not take in a service? If not religious but just want to see a nice building, stop in if you are at Lake Merritt. It is walking distance from the Children's Fairyland. There is also a bus that Oakland runs up and down Broadway, and it would be walking distance from that.

Thank wordgirl2013
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