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Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Architect Lloyd Wright designed this Chapel out of glass, wood and stone to serve as the National Memorial to Emanuel Swedenborg and the Swedenborgian Church.
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  • I'm a 25 year wedding photographer veteran and I shoot at Wayfarers about six times a month and I have yet to take a bad photo up here. There are always excellent options for great light and the views...  read more »
  • If you go during a weekend , there may be a wedding . If that is the case , you will not be able to walk in and get the full effect of this stunning place. Peaceful as well as interesting history . 
  • I live in costa mesa. Not know of the existence of the Church d. Fascinated me is small. , cool area just listening to the waves of the beautiful sea! A spectacular view!
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  • I went to my friends wedding today. It was gorgeous! First when I got there around 11am, it was kind of cloudy which is perfect condition to shoot nice photos I heard :) We were waiting and saw the bride in the bride waiting room. She was so beautiful. Also there were seating area that has ocean view outside near chapel. Chapel was surrounded by many pine trees and the glass Chapel looked so beautiful. It is a perfect place to do wedding. I saw the inscription of Lord's prayer in the stone wall inside. This is first time I have visited here and photos attached is low quality camera so it doesn't justify actually beauty of this place.
  • This place is absolutely gorgeous! Photos alone can't justify how serene, magical and beautiful this place is. Come and see for yourself, or take a sit inside the chapel and just be for a moment. Wish I live closer so I can visit often and enjoy the serenity and beauty of this place.
  • Incrediblly beautiful! This is a fairy dream of all girls to have their wedding here. Marvelous design with a touch of ocean scenery, perfect!
  • I recently went for a wedding at the chapel. The parking is free and a generous amount of spots are available. The grounds the chapel are on are lovely. Lots of trees including Redwoods and a great view of the cliffs and the Pacific Ocean.
  • Gorgeous and peaceful. The redwood trees outside the glass walls combined with the lush green foliage along the inside create the feeling that the walls aren't even there. The views of the Pacific Ocean are spectacular, and the gardens around the church are beautiful. This is a very unique place that is definitely worth seeing.
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