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Grace Cathedral

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Address: 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: 415 749 6300
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Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal...
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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A palace more than a church.

Beautiful architecture, gorgeous murals, fabulous windows...all for a suggested donation of ten dollars! If you like your churches to be a little more humble, try Old St. Mary's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful architecture, gorgeous murals, fabulous windows...all for a suggested donation of ten dollars! If you like your churches to be a little more humble, try Old St. Mary's, one block down the hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you're staying at the Fairmont or the Intercontinental, there is no reason NOT to visit this landmark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Peaceful, graceful, quieting. Excellent example of Episcopal/Norman architecture in a US city. Reccomend for all ages. Visit the Gift shop for music and rememberances.

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We came upon the Cathedral unexpectedly. We were glad we did. One of the staff filled us in on the interesting history

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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was very close to our hotel & I 'm glad we went to see it as it was very impressive. Coming from the UK it lacked the weight of history which most of our cathedrals have but it was definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Grace Cathedral is a gorgeous building with wonderfully beautiful stained glass windows that glow in the sunshine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing architectural wonder. Gothic, yet modern. Spiritual, yet vaguely secular. Inspirational. Sit and meditate in the quiet. Attend Christmas Eve Service at least once before you die.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Went to church there each sunday I was there. Very high Service, wonderfull music all very pageantry. Listened to Dean Helen Shaw, not movedd on I understand, The service takes about 90 minutes it is a long one. Catherdral stain glass windows the cript all a must

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A visit to this church will not disappoint. We were fortunate to view a wedding the day we visited. The stained glass windows are intense, especially if the sun is shining at the right time through the glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We trekked up Nob Hill to see this church and it worth it. The traditional stained glass reminds me of Chartres Cathedral. The 2 labyrinths were cool to do, if you have time. There was an unusual Amber stained glass window that struck me as a modern feel that I haven't seen before.

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Swanky and stylish, Nob Hill sits in the heart of the city and is home to amazing architecture and views. The hike to the top can be a challenging workout for those who forego a cable car ride, but they will be rewarded with some of the city’s most beautiful architecture adorning its peak. Originally populated with mansions after the Gold Rush, most if not all were devastated in the 1906 earthquake and fire that followed. Luckily all is not lost; storied hotels and Grace Cathedral surround Huntington Park. Having a drink or dinner while taking in the sunset and views at the "top of the Mark" is tough to beat.
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