Don’t expect a traditional church when you visit downtown L.A.’s Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels because you won’t find one. The 11-story-high structure was completed in 2002 in an ultramodern style that might not appeal to some traditionalists, but it’s undeniably beautiful in its austere, angular way. Designed by Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo, there are few right angles to be found inside the building, which is lit by huge, translucent alabaster windows. It’s a massive space with seating for 3,000 people, and while embracing a minimalist approach to decoration, it contains splendid art and holy relics. Fountains and gardens grace the grounds surrounding the cathedral, and you can explore the site, inside and out, by way of self-guiding and guided tours.