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Address: 1977 Carmen Ave, Los Angeles, CA
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A convent of cloistered Dominican nuns. Visitors can view the building and...

A convent of cloistered Dominican nuns. Visitors can view the building and grounds and shop in the gift shop.

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Came here for quiet time and chocolates

Whenever I find myself around Hollywood I would come to my tranquil corner that is this monastery. Nothing so special, it's a quaint place but helps me unwind and think. I do come... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

Whenever I find myself around Hollywood I would come to my tranquil corner that is this monastery. Nothing so special, it's a quaint place but helps me unwind and think. I do come here however for their chocolates, which has the flavor and texture of Almond Roca, only flat. These confections are excellent and I find myself buying a lot... More 

Thank Franzsy
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

There is only 1 Mass each day, but what a beautiful way to start your day. Weekdays at 7 am, Saturday at 6:30 am, Sunday at 7 am this is a Latin Mass. Beautiful Chapel, and it seems that there is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament all day. If you are visiting the area, stop in.

2 Thank Diane G
New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This monastery is nothing really that special. It is kind of weird that in the middle of LA there is this silent monastery, but you cannot get on the grounds. You can go into a chapel and a gift shop where there is amazing pumpkin bread but that is hardly worth the effort to get there. We bought the bread... More 

6 Thank Karen J
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2010

The Monastery is a lovely little piece of solitude in Hollywood. If you enjoy "under-the-radar" food destinations, definitely come here and take home a few loaves of the delicious pumpkin bread. Yes, it's $9.00, but you're helping the nuns keep their cloister open. The bread makes a great gift, and the chocolates are yummy too. It's a unique way to... More 

12 Thank baconpie
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2010

I loved the afternoon I spent at the Monastery of the Angels. It's not necessarily that close to any other tourist attractions (it's walking distance from, but not next to, Hollywood & Vine and the tail end of the Walk of Fame), in a more residential part of Hollywood where the hills and the sign are easily visible. It's actually... More 

11 Thank thenextkristin
Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2009

After reading from the different articles mentioning the difficulties that this convent was encountering, I finally took the car and went to pick up the 'Famous" pumkin cakes. The first time visitor of Los Angeles will enjoy the vista offered at the end of Gower street : the HOLLYWOOD sign. The little convent offer the best pumkin breads on thie... More 

7 Thank meherio
Beverly Hills, California
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415 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2008

I was psyched up to go here after reading all the reviews and the place is extremely friendly. The good news was that I was the only tourist there on a Saturday. While I am not religious and I am not Catholic, it was interesting to attend the prayer of the Rosary at 4:00 PM which they have daily. However,... More 

5 Thank traveler4k
Ontario, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2008

The bread was sooooo good. Very interesting place.... tucked away in the middle of LA... Worth a side trip if you are in the area.

5 Thank babygggeee
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2001

The cloistered nuns that live here bake a pumpkin bread that tastes like Jesus himself baked it. It is so moist, with huge walnuts baked into the top. They do make other baked goods, but at $6 a loaf, I always get the pumpkin bread and lie to myself, saying I'll try some other items some other time. That other... More 

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