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Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas

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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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  • This place is unique and it's call Guardian Angel Cathedral. I might be the one joker who go Vegas and look for a church to go on a Sunday but this please is awesome. The priest also give advise on th...  read more »
  • If you manage to arrive to end of miracle mile, this relatively small church offers you a place to rest your soul and pray. Open during the day even outside mass schedules, with subtle music playing. ...  read more »
  • Guardian Angel Cathedral-a small current Catholic cathedral in Las Vegas, which is noteworthy in the first place, its unusual form. We stayed at Circus Circus, so passing by, it was difficult not to notice this unusual Cathedral in the vicinity of Encore.
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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.
  • We go here for Mass every time we come down for our annual bowlong tournament. We are so blessed to able to go to mass.
  • What a wonderful ceremony, we got married there on March, 2016, unforgettable moment,music, smooth environment, minimalist, and a wonderful priest (Father Cruz).
  • Lovely mass. So glad to see the cathedral is always packed after all... Catholicism is the biggest religion in Las Vegas by far
  • 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.
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