Wayfarers Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes

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Church · Architectural Building
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.

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  • I wish we could have gone inside, but just being outside was great too. There was a wedding in progress when we were there...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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!

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