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Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas
(4.6/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
The Guardian Angel Cathedral is a cathedral of the Catholic Church in Winchester, Nevada. It is located at 302 Cathedral Way, just off the Las Vegas Strip, near the Encore Las Vegas hotel. Since the creation of the Diocese of Las Vegas in 1995, Guardian Angel has been the seat of the bishop, previously having been a parish of the Diocese of Reno.HistorySt. Viator Church was built on the site of the former city dump in 1955. The ground proved to be unstable and the church was condemned and torn down six months after it opened. The Rev. Richard Crowley, CSV, now churchless, approached Moe Dalitz to donate land on the Las Vegas Strip. Although Jewish, Dalitz liked the idea of having a church convenient for his casino workers. He donated land near the Desert Inn in 1961. Dalitz was familiar with the work of Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams and approached him to design the new church. Guardian Angel Shrine was opened in October 2, 1963. In 1977 Bishop Norman McFarland of the recently re-designated Diocese of Reno-Las Vegas chose the shrine as the co-cathedral. The diocese was divided in 1995 and the Diocese of Las Vegas was established. Guardian Angel retained its status as a cathedral. The cathedral was renovated for $1.3 million in 1995.
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  • Whenever we visit Las Vegas, we attend this Church. It is walking distance from the strip and always a wonderful service. The singing is lovely, and the Mass is always worth your time to go! 
  • It's good to know that there's always a catholic church where ever we go. It was a Tuesday mid morning when we get here so there was no mass. The place was quiet with few people praying. The church is...  more »
  • This is a very unique Cathedral. It is very quiet inside despite its Las Vegas Strip surroundings. It takes 2 seconds to get off LV Bvld to go in and see it. Worth it. Also, since it is in Las Vegas, ...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful church. Staff was very warm and friendly. However, with it's wealth of history it is too bad that it doesn't acknowledge the renowned architect - Paul Revere Williams.
  • After a long weekend at vegas, it's a great place for calm and quiet.
  • Stopped in briefly between services for a little respite from the Strip. Modern Catholic - which means huge crucifix and stained glass showing off the Vegas influence. Well kept sanctuary and appears to be vibrant.
  • What a wonderful ceremony, we got married there on March, 2016, unforgettable moment,music, smooth environment, minimalist, and a wonderful priest (Father Cruz).
  • Wonderfull experience we were there in June 2016 😍