What is the oldest building in Los Angeles still used today?

The Church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels is a historic Roman Catholic church in El Pueblo de los Ángeles Historical Monument in northern downtown Los Angeles, California. The church was founded by the 19th century Spanish when modern-day California was under Spanish rule and known as Alta California in the Viceroyalty of New Spain.

Founded in 1814, the Church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels is now a part of El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument. It is an active Catholic church with Mass celebrated today.

The Church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels (Spanish: La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles) is located within Los Angeles Plaza Historic District. Enter the Church of Our Lady through the ornate wooden doors and into a graceful, open space decorated in a combination of traditional and contemporary styles. For nearly 150 years, this raised sanctuary with its crowned ceiling has been an anchor to the Los Angeles community.

The church of Our Lady Queen of the Angels sets the mood for family and religion that makes the location so unique. It has been a part of the community for over 200 years and is still a vibrant part of it. The Franciscan chapel attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

It is the oldest surviving building in L.A., as well as a personal pilgrimage site for tens of thousands of pilgrims who come annually to honor Our Lady Queen of the Angels.

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