Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena, Pasadena (Self Guided)

Pasadena can be called the city of churches. The buildings are designed in various styles and thus give a distinctive characteristic feature to the city. Here you can find almost any type of religion, confession and sanctuary. Follow this guide and visit these sacred places and you will be delighted and excited by their beauty.
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Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour in Pasadena
Guide Location: USA » Pasadena (See other walking tours in Pasadena)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: HollyB
Throop Unitarian Universalist Church

1) Throop Unitarian Universalist Church

The Throop Unitarian Universalist Church is a church which combines over 1000 congregations. Its building is considered the largest ex-Universalist church building west of the Mississippi River. The sanctuary was built in 1922-1923 and designed in the gothic style by the architect Frederick Kennedy Jr. The exterior of the building is painted in a characteristic way suggesting stone construction.
First United Methodist Church of Pasadena

2) First United Methodist Church of Pasadena

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena is a church which accepts baptism and other religious modes like sprinkling, for instance. It was founded in 1875 and has since served Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The building of the church was completed in 1925 and was designed by Thomas P. Barber.
Pasadena Presbyterian Church

3) Pasadena Presbyterian Church

Pasadena Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Colorado and Madison Streets. It is known for its chapel and for the songs heard during services. What is characteristic to this church is that worship services are held each Sunday in three languages: English, Korean and Spanish. The church has special programs and services for children aged 1-5 years and for those who are already at school.
All Saints Episcopal Church

4) All Saints Episcopal Church

All Saints Church is an Episcopal Church and is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. As of 2007, it was the sixth largest Episcopal Church in the United States. Established in 1883, All Saints Church strives to balance spirituality, community, peace and justice, in its work and witness. Known for putting "faith into action", All Saints clergy and members have been in the forefront of the anti-war movement, supporting equal rights for gays and lesbians, opposition to the death penalty and torture, supporting immigration reform and advocating for social justice. With an active program for youth and children, outreach ministries to the community of Pasadena and a dynamic music program, All Saints Church has the reputation of being an inclusive center for progressive values.
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Andrew's Church

5) St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church is a Catholic church in Pasadena. Founded in the 1880s, it is the oldest Catholic parish in Pasadena and one of the oldest in Los Angeles County. Its Romanesque campanile bell tower is visible for miles and is one of the landmarks of Pasadena. The architect, Robert Montgomery, and the church's pastor, Msgr. McCarthy, both traveled to Italy to study early Byzantine architecture, and the church was modeled in 1927 after the Basilica of St. Sabina in Rome. Murals and the stations of the cross were made by the Italian painter, Carlo Wostry.
Sight description based on wikipedia
First Congregational Church of Pasadena

6) First Congregational Church of Pasadena

First Congregational Church of Pasadena is part of the United Church of Christ. Due to its commitment to justice and peace, this institution was called a Just Peace Church in 1986. It welcomes relationships between lesbians, bisexual, gay and transgender and can hold marriage ceremonies of such couples. The church offers special services for children, young people and adults.
Lake Avenue Church

7) Lake Avenue Church

Lake Avenue Church is one of Pasadena's official sanctuaries located on the North Lake Avenue. The first worship services in this sanctuary were held on November 25, 1896. Starting this year, the Lake Avenue Church became one of the biggest churches in America and a significant institution for worldwide Christianity.

Walking Tours in Pasadena, California

Create Your Own Walk in Pasadena

Create Your Own Walk in Pasadena

Creating your own self-guided walk in Pasadena is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena

Spectacular Architecture Tour in Pasadena

Like many other cities in the United States and in the world, Pasadena has a variety of architectural styles and building designs. Well known architects and designers created a paramount work which we can enjoy today. Spend a few hours touring the amazing masterpieces this beautiful city is ready to show you.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Nightlife Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Night life in Pasadena is rich and diverse. If you are a sports fan, you can watch a match with your friends and have some cold beer in a pub. There are places where you can dance all night long. Or you can choose a quiet location to go for a date. Follow this colorful night trip and you will discover places where you could spend unforgettable moments.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Children's Entertainment Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena has many interesting places for a sweet childhood. The city has a lot of desert specialized shops, rich kids’ cloth boutiques and last but not least, groovy parks and playgrounds. This fascinating guide will take you and your children into an exciting wonderland.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Pasadena is a city rich in cultural venues, monuments, museums and churches. The downtown is a green area with many great places of national and international importance. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours touring this part of the city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Museum and Galleries Tour in Pasadena

Museum and Galleries Tour in Pasadena

Pasadena is a city rich in museums, galleries and exhibitions. Here you will find European, Asian, American and other types of arts starting in the 14th century and continuing with modern cultural concepts. Don't hesitate to spend a few hours touring the great art museums Pasadena has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Pasadena for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Pasadena has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Pasadena, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.