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The Cathedral of Christ the Light

2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612-3780
+1 510-832-5057
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Stunning contemporary architecture

You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Cathedral. Brilliant... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Mike L
Northampton, Massachusetts
Mind Blowing Interior

The fairly pedestrian exterior of the cathedral hides an interior that is stunning. The interior... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Steve B
Oakland, California
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2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612-3780
+1 510-832-5057
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

You don't have to be Catholic to appreciate the serenity and beauty of the Cathedral. Brilliant design abounds.

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The fairly pedestrian exterior of the cathedral hides an interior that is stunning. The interior has the voluminous proportions expected in a cathedral, but it is beautifully illuminated everywhere by the translucent walls patterned by ilts internal wood structure. The light within the building has...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We popped in on Inauguration to say a prayer for the nation and Executive Branch. The building's interior are inspiring and beautiful. The light and airyness gave me a profound sense of hope. While the place was quiet, we could tell that sound travels very...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I am not a Catholic so did not attend mass here but if you are an admirer of architecture I would suggest you stop and look. At sunset the building catches the light beautifully.

Thank Julia A
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Peace, tranquility, spirit refreshing. Worship, meditative prayer rooms, with heavenly sounds from the wonder specticul of the massive organ pipes with angelic vocals from the choir, Words of spiritual encouragement delivered lovingly. Care with affection from your pew neighbor. Wonderful Light.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 6 November 2016

An interesting departure from the classic cathedrals and churches of Europe or East Coast. Very interesting lighting and interior make this a worthy stroll during a lake walk. Come during the day, to make sure lighting is interesting inside.

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our daughter who lives near this church said we could walk and she had indicated to us, that it was on the corner of Harrison. Well, when we got there, we didn't see anything that resembled a church so I had asked a passer bye....More

Reviewed 15 October 2016

It's beautiful, modern and earthquake proof....... Plus it's super green, it's a great place to come and pray or just to take a load off and rest. It's cool inside and the architecture it's amazing..... Go see it, it's super modern way to preach and...More

Thank José P
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is one of the greatest 21st century works of architecture. You must enter the building and be amazed up stairs as well as downstairs.

Thank electricsheep2019
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A place worth to visit, to appreciate an uncommon architecture for a church. It's close to several bus route stops, so it's an easy place for a tourist to find.

Thank Alejo S
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