Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Mausoleum

Los Angeles


555 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012



It is an ancient Christian practice to entomb the dead beneath the altars of cathedral churches. So princes were buried in the great Gothic monuments in France. So the early martyrs were laid to rest beside the relics of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome. And, still today in Los Angeles, the faithful may find rest in the Crypt Mausoleum of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

In the heart of the city, the Crypt is easy to visit, accessible by public transportation. It is adorned with some of the finest works of contemporary sacred art — stained glass, etchings, sculpture, and inscriptions. The Crypt is the deeply symbolic foundation of a celebrated work of sacred architecture.


The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is located on Temple, between Grand and Hill Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The entrance to the parking structure is located off both Temple and Hill street. Visitors attending Mass on Sundays are entitled to free parking validation for a maximum of three hours.

A security guard is posted at the entrance to assist in parking instructions during regular operating hours.

From the North

If you are taking the 101 South:

Take the 101 Hollywood Freeway South to downtown. Exit on Broadway and make two right turns– Broadway, then Temple. After crossing Hill Street, turn right from Temple Street into the parking garage.

If you are taking the Harbor Freeway, 110 South:

Exit at Hill Street. After you cross over the 101 Freeway, the entrance to the parking structure will be located on your right

From the South

If you are taking the Harbor Freeway, 110 North:

Stay on the 110 North to downtown, approaching the 101, 5, and 10 freeway merge. Take the freeway exit marked “5 South, 1 San Bernardino–Freeway” (merge to the right). Do not take the 101 Freeway to Hollywood. You will travel on the merge lane for the 5 and 10 Fwys for about 100 yds, exit at Temple. At the end of the freeway ramp, turn left on Temple. Proceed over the Grand intersection and the Temple street parking entrance will be on your left before Hill street.

From the East

If you are taking the Pomona 60 west or traveling north on the Santa Ana 5:

Take the Hollywood 101 Freeway north to downtown. You will pass through the tunnel, proceed approximately one mile to the Grand Avenue exit. Turn right on Grand Avenue, turn left on Temple Street, and turn left into the parking garage from Temple Street.