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Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes

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Religious Site
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.

www.swedenborg.org
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TripAdvisor
  • This Chapel is a Gem on Pacific Coast Hwy. Amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. You could show up during a wedding ceremony. But it's ok to explore the area. Beautiful place for pictures.  more »
  • We have toured many churches and cathedrals and this is one of the best. It is not huge, but beautiful. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  more »
  • I've been coming here with friends since we found out about it in the 'early 70's, and whenever I have relatives or friends coming to L.A. for a visit. It is a very beautiful, serene place to visit. I...  more »
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  • Gorgeous chapel in Palos Verdes! Easy parking right off the highway. Walk around the grounds or the chapel (except when in use for a ceremony). Spectacular views of the coast. Must see if ever out this way.
  • So far I've only seen the Wayfarers Chapel in a movie, and on an episode of Revenge, but what I've seen of it between the movie and the TV, as well as the virtual tour I not only want to go there for a visit, but I want to have my wedding there (which is no small expense, but someone has offered to foot the bill since my father is no longer with us). Just looking at the pictures of it makes me think of a peaceful refuge from everyday life as well as other problems.
  • Gorgeous. Wedding mill. But that's OK. FLW's son Lloyd Wright's best building, hands down. It's normally open for visitors. It truly is a beautiful chapel space, and the geometry of the chapel design extends out into the gardens and patios. See it, architecture buffs! Free!
  • If you're in the area, check this place out. We stopped in on our way to a shipwreck on Long Beach and I'm glad we went to see this chapel. I wouldn't recommend coming out just to see this though. Yeah it's cool but you go, you look for five min, hit the restroom, and leave. Still beautiful and well taken care of but it's a five minute ordeal. Pics of this place by @drsquib and more @hazel_lining
  • 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.