Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes

Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Wayfarers Chapel, also known as "The Glass Church" is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. It is noted for its unique organic architecture and location on cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Swedenborgian Church of North America and serves as a memorial to the 18th century scientist and theosopher, Emanuel Swedenborg.
Make Wayfarers Chapel part of your personalized Rancho Palos Verdes itinerary using our Rancho Palos Verdes trip planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Wayfarers Chapel
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Wayfarers Chapel reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
395 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • The beautiful Wayfarers Chapel located in Rancho Palos Verdes California is a beautiful chapel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Designed by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright,Frank Wright,this chapel is...  more »
  • I cannot believe I've been around this area for years and never knew about this glass church atop a hill overlooking the Pacific. Unbelievably charming, I would've gotten married here if I didn't...  more »
Google
  • Awesome β›ͺ church. If you like peace must visit. Great destination for wedding. Chapel is open for all religion.Thr garden is full of flowers that will definitely sooth your eyes.This church embraced beauty of Mother Nature so beautifully that itself bring peace to your mind. With that Pacific Ocean 🌊 nearby...really it’s hard to describe the holiness of this place. Must visit destination. Authorities are helpful & happy to answer your questions.❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️β›ͺ️β›ͺ️β›ͺ️β›ͺοΈπŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸŒŠπŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸŽˆ
  • The grounds are landscaped beautifully and the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean are breathtaking. The chapel’s floor to ceiling glass windows, which are the hallmarks of this architectural marvel, are stunning to take in from within the intimate space and from the outside. The afternoon sun bathes the chapel in glorious, soft light and allows visitors and attendees of the many weddings that are likely held here to take in the natural beauty surrounding this magical spot. It’s a wonderful, somewhat hidden LA County gem, that’s easy to share with visitors who are in town for the day or weekend and also a serene place for locals to stop, unwind and meditate for awhile. Hoping I’ll have an opportunity to sneak away one evening this summer and check out the outdoor yoga sessions I noticed they sometimes host out on the lawn. Seems an ideal location for such an activity!

Plan your trip to Rancho Palos Verdes

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Rancho Palos Verdes

See all ›
The Point Vicente Interpretive Center ©
Specialty Museum
The Point Vicente Interpretive Center
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Trump National Golf Club
Golf Course
Trump National Golf Club
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Point Vicente Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Point Vicente Lighthouse
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve
Wildlife Area
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park & Ecological Reserve
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Rancho Palos Verdes

Lomita Railroad Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Lomita Railroad Museum Lomita
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Neighborhood Church ©
Church
Neighborhood Church Palos Verdes Estates
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Rancho Palos Verdes

Terranea Discovery Trail
Hiking Trail
Terranea Discovery Trail
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ocean Trails Reserve ©
Scenic Walking Area
Ocean Trails Reserve
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Del Cerro Park ©
Park
Del Cerro Park
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Los Verdes Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Los Verdes Golf Course
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Rancho Palos Verdes