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St. Mary's Cathedral

1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-567-2020
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This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very notable example of modern ecclesiastical architecture, worth a look. Easy to get to on the bus, although takes a while from downtown. Fine organ.

Thank Giles H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most grandiose modern churches we have seen (while not as intriguing or culturally meaningful as a sagrada familia, it has an amazing size and position) the spacious environment, organ and plays of light inspires awe, if not intimate prayer.

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I wouldn't recommend going in there, but it is awesome standing outside looking at an only in San Francisco place.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This church has a large parking lot which is such an advantage in San Francisco instead of trying to find street parking. Inside the Cathedral is breath taking with design, immense chandelier, and magnificent modern organ. Service and Mass was beautiful.

Thank flightlady
Reviewed 30 May 2017

One of the most spectacular buildings in the world in my view. I was fortunate to discover this Building a week or two before i was scheduled to visit San Francisco on the Holiday of a Lifetime with my Wife.It was first sight we went...More

Thank Uppercraigorian
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Amazing house of prayer, dub "Our Lady Of Maytag" By Herb Coen for it's design. But it's a beautiful big church with big open spaces for prayer. I find that a service here can feel in personal because of it's size, but come to pray...More

Thank José P
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This hideous building looks like the inside of a washing machine. It's really ugly, one of San Francisco's least loved buildings. And it sits on a cold wind-swept open square. Avoid it.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The exterior is certainly imposing, but for some reason it didn't really draw us in. It doesn't seem very inviting from the outside. My husband and I just happened to be walking by, trying to kill time, when we decided to go inside. The inside...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Outstanding architectural design, executed incredibly....to even the slightest of details as how the heating system emanating from the floor keeping people warm as they come to praise the Lord. It all looks so serene and easy and not complicated in the sleek modernistic package, but...More

1  Thank differentname
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I'll start by saying St Mary's Cathedral left me feeling very conflicted. As a building, it is a very impressive example of mid-century architecture. A huge, vast concrete structure. An engineering marvel. As a church, it left me feeling very cold and uninspired. Not at...More

Thank J N
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