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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

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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Episcopal Cathedral on top of Nob Hill

The best way to reach the top of Nob Hill is by CableCar. The Cathedral is a prominent edifice across from the Nob Hill park. It is an impressive building and always buzzing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

The best way to reach the top of Nob Hill is by CableCar. The Cathedral is a prominent edifice across from the Nob Hill park. It is an impressive building and always buzzing with activity. Architecturally it is always worth a visit if you enjoy seeing American structures with such a vast presence and prominence.

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

What a lovely respite to sit quietly among the stained glass windows and uplifting architecture! Restrooms and coffee shop in the basement. Walking the non-denominational Labyrinth, each visit to San Fran, renews my spirit.

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Columbia KY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited here recently. It is beautiful. The reading of their mission statement is worth the trip as it is profound

Southside, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral with a rich history! We accidentally walked up on it but glad we didn't miss it. I would recommend swinging by for a look.

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Los Gatos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Filled to capacity this massive Episcopal Cathedral atop Nob Hill in San Francisco celebrated the installation of their newly elected Dean. The whole two hour service was spiritually uplifting with trumpets, drums and organ, awesome choir and procession as well as a challenging sermon. Just the right mix of Medieval splendor in the tradition of the Eurcharist ( Lords Supper)... More 

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Sonoma, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a stunning church. Whether or not you are religious if you are mildly aesthetic you will enjoy this. There is also a meditation maze that is wonderful out on the courtyard. It is ata the top of Nob Hill and across from the park. Stop by the Huntington Hotel afterwards for a drink or meal, a great way... More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A beautiful example of Gothic architecture right on top of Nob Hill. There is a labyrinth inside and out in case you do not make it when the church is open. Once inside check out the small chapel to the right near the altar and look up to see a gorgeous stained glass window of our solar system! The doors... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Just a great spot to visit. check out the yoga classes. living in the area I love to take my dog to the park across the street but have had the opportunity to explore the cathedral and yoga as well.

Burbank, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Beautiful church and grounds. Windows are worth the time. Just a really great example of gothic architecture.

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Be close to God in the center of Nob Hill. This prize cathedral is steeped in historical importance in the city and is a fine piece of architecture as well. Enjoy the walk around the outside to get a sense of it's full grandeur.


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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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