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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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The building is a work of art. Stained glass, art work and the architecture are a must see for everyone.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building is a work of art. Stained glass, art work and the architecture are a must see for everyone.

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Thank Terry N
College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the sites to see while in San Francisco. Beautiful architecture and try to attend their Choral Evensong. My wife's favorite stop while visiting.

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Paradise, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more of our problem than Grace Cathedral's problem, we had been wanting to visit for some time, as we have visited the Vatican, St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey in London Notre Dame in Paris. Where the problem arises (for us) is there is no history whatsoever for Grace cathedral, so after a few minutes of looking at the... More 

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Thank ScottishPaul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a beautiful place to visit! The stained glass was gorgeous! I wish we could have stayed for a service!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very lucky: when we visited the cathedral someone was playing the organ. It made our visit really special. I loved walking the labyrinth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Grace Cathedral sits in the Nob Hill neighborhood & provides a place to rest when you trudge up & down the steep hill between Union Square & Fisherman's Wharf. You can rest on the steps or pay a suggested donation of $10 to check out the sanctuary. The stained glass is beautiful & the services at this church must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chance to visit the Cathedral during a Mass, they were playing music with strings, and even a grand piano. The place is incredibly beautiful, I honestly felt as if I was in a Mass in Paris.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and peaceful church. It has a ton of locals and visitors stopping by to see it and sit for a bit in peace. Located in Nob Hill area of the city. One of the prettiest churches in San Francisco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing cathedral a but asking $10 as an entry fee is pushing the friendship. The fee is optional as is the amount so be your own judge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Friend and I enjoyed a wonderful tour of Grace Cathedral which was conducted by a very knowledgeable tour guide. We enjoyed learning about the background of the church as well as the people involved in created the beautiful stained glassed windows and art work. The tour group was small and friendly and we learnt a lot during the tour.... More 

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Nob Hill
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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