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Grace Cathedral

1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
+1 415-749-6300
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Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal tradition courageously embraces innovation and open-minded conversation, where inclusion is expected and people of all faiths are welcomed, where beliefs are put into action and where people are encouraged to seek God and progress on their own spiritual journeys. The cathedral itself, a renowned San Francisco landmark, serves as a magnet, where diverse people gather to worship, celebrate, seek solace, converse and learn.Famed as a destination for visitors from all over the world, the cathedral is known for its striking architecture, stained glass, singular collection of art, and Interfaith AIDS Memorial Chapel.
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1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I visited at dusk and it was quite dark inside. This cathedral does not have the grandeur that many (most) of the european ones have - that is for sure! 2005

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's just like other Cathedrals. There's nothing special about it --- infrastructure-wise. There are places around the Cathedral where you can just sit and relax.

Thank Royax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic example of high gothic architecture. A monument to AIDS and the deletion to love and tolerance characteristic of San Francisco. Don't miss the maze.

Thank TinandChuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish we had time to take a tour of the inside of the building. Absolutely gorgeous and not far from China Town.

Thank tracylynh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a majestic and soaring piece of Gothic architecture. It is a prime location atop Nob Hill. Equally captivating are the people outside walking the labyrinth at every hour of the day or doing Tai Chi on the Cathedral grounds. On a Sunday morning it...More

Thank EngagedSeattle_WA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here as we were passing and although there was a service going on (it was Sunday) the lady as we went in was really friendly and invited us to join in if we wanted and told us about the beautiful stained glass...More

Thank LollyB44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral is beautiful. Unbelievable stained glass windows. Wish we had more time to study the paintings on the walls.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet and beautiful. Some modern representations as well as older styles. Super history of the main events of the city around the walls. The walk to the cathedral was well worthwhile though it is on the cable car route.

Thank 2DHs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting cathedral at the top of san Francisco so get a cab,cable car or a steep walk but worth it

Thank marshallfury
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grace Cathedral, the principal Episcopal church in San Francisco, is located on the top of Nob Hill. It was begun in the early 1900s and is a beautiful example of Gothic architecture. All the windows are stained and the walls are generally decorated with mid-century...More

Thank John H
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Oh yes! As a matter of fact, Grace was one of the first places in SF which offered spiritual and emotional support to the gay community at the beginning of the AIDS health crisis. Grace is a loving and embracing place of... More
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