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The Cathedral of Christ the Light

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Address: 2121 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612-3780
Phone Number: +1 510-832-5057
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06:30 - 20:00
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Anchored by the world's newest Catholic cathedral - The Cathedral of Christ...

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.

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Very pretty

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Julia A
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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. She pointed out the building. It is certainly different and in my wife's view, she... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 pray!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The building is interesting to look at. The first time I attended a concert there to hear the organ I was very disappointed. The sound system is awful and the sound faded in and out. It's very disappointing that so much was spent on the building and no one seemed to look at the sound.

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This cathedral is an oasis in the midst of pedestrian urban gray. It was open for visitors and once inside I did not want to leave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Breathing taking, so peaceful, easy parking, nice gifts shop. The neighborhood was very pleasant and places to eat were nearby

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