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Incredible Structure

This is an incredible Modern Cathedral. The seat of the Diocese of Oakland. The Glass structure... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
csarchibald
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San Marcos, California
Spectacular, awe-inspiring architecture!

One of the most dramatic churches we've ever seen anywhere in the world. Soaring ceilings... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Susan L
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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Nice spot to check out the architecture. It is a stone's throw from Lake Merritt and Fairyland right on the outskirts of DT Oakland. The use of the teak wood and the visuals inside were gorgeous. Definitely worth passing through and spending 20-30 mins walking around (and more if you want to take in more spritually).

Date of experience: January 2018
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