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Cathedral of Junk, Austin

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  • After the City told the owner to take down over 1/2 of this structure, it still is pretty cool to see. Located in the perfect south Austin neighborhood.  more »
  • I've never seen anything like this. I was like an antique store became a monument. There were sections with different colors and there were multiple floors you could climb to see more. The homeowner/c...  more »
  • The Cathedral of Junk is nestled in a quite Austin neighborhood. The sculpture/structure is unlike anything I have seen before. The magic of the place is the story of how it was saved from the wreckin...  more »
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  • Very interesting piece of work. You do have to call ahead to visit since the cathedral is part of Vince's private home. A $5 donation is requested per person - Yes, he does get most of the junk for free, but he does have to buy some things himself (like concrete mix). He's still adding to it too, so it would be cool to see what it's like in a couple years or so.
  • It seemed very interesting. We were not able to go inside since its by appointment only and we didn't kbow until we were outside the house. It is also a private home in a subdivision so it felt awkward and imposing going close by. We kept calling for two days while we were in Austin just like the answer machine stated. We didn't text or left messages as it was highlighted not to do so. Still owner never answered our calls even though we called different times throughout the day. I appreciate the recycling idea turned into art but should not be advertised publicly as it's a private house and not really open to the public. Disappointed overall.
  • The guy asks for $5 donations. What the hell is he going to do with $5 when he gets junk for free?? I understand upkeep but its a mandatory $5 according to him over the phone. It should be optional. Just think of what kinda money he makes over this. Stupid.
  • Very interesting place. Asks for a 5 dollar donation per adult. You can tell a lot of hard work went into it, and there's some cool things like 2 stories and the throne. If you happen to be near it, I would definitely check it out.
  • This place is like something out of a dream. A weird but incredible dream. Vince is amazing. So glad we made it!
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