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“Hungarian Art”

Guardian Angel Cathedral
Ranked #105 of 470 things to do in Las Vegas
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is a worthwhile stop on your trip to Las Vegas. The Casino bosses wanted a place for their workers to attend Mass on Sundays, as they were perennially late on those days due to having to travel to local Boulder City to worship on the Holy Day. So, this church was built, starting around 1959, and finished in 1963. For Las Vegas, that is basically ancient history. The architecture and artwork are impressive, even if not to everyone's taste. A Hungarian woman artist did the mosaic murals, and each has special significance to people of faith (you may have to study it to find out).

The church itself is now a Cathedral, so the Bishop presides over it, and it is not a parish church. The Tribunal for the Diocese is right behind it, too. But they have daily masses, confessions, and other spiritual events. You don't have to be a believer or Catholic to visit, however. You can wander in and look around whenever it is open, and take photos. (No one will mind unless it is during a service). Go to the bookstore near the entrance, which has a decent little collection of tchotchkes and religious items. (It is usually staffed by sourpusses, but don't let that bother you). You can "light" an electric candle by one of the two side altars. The bathrooms off to the left of the church are clean and serviceable.

They also have a Vigil Mass of as early as 2:30pm on Saturday, way before sundown, to accommodate tourists. If you go on holidays, or some Sunday masses, there is an amazing live musical accompaniment that will be better than most musical acts on the Strip...for free! Not to mention the presence of God here.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Guardian Angel Cathedral is a beautiful Catholic Church a block from Encore Casino off of the strip. Whether you are going to a church service or just need to sit and contemplate, it is a beautiful sanctuary to catch your breath and contemplate. The church itself is beautiful and architecturally is awesome. I recommend going for a service if you have time as when it is lit and with the choir, you will be inspired.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent Catholic Church with many Mass times including 5 PM on Sunday afternoon. Stained glass windows are beautiful.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went to Guardian Angel Cathedral, We had a nice view of it from our room so decided to go there. The architecture it beautiful. There are regular church services.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Yes, a definite MUST to stop in for peaceful prayer time and mass. Beautiful service, welcoming congregation, and the young female singer-WOW! She was blessed with an amazing voice, singing effortlessly, filled with love! I could have listened to her sing all night!

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