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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

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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arriving at the peak of Nob Hill

A beautiful cathedral at the top of Nob Hill. It's $10 to enter, but you can take pictures from the entry if you don't want to pay. There's a beautiful exterior courtyard to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautiful cathedral at the top of Nob Hill. It's $10 to enter, but you can take pictures from the entry if you don't want to pay. There's a beautiful exterior courtyard to the north side of the cathedral.

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stunning building and when I visited on a sunny Saturday morning, the light streaming through the stained glass windows was truly stunning

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A miniature version of the bigger church in Paris, I think. Up on Knob hill where there a some cool houses and buildings as well. A quick little attraction.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a Nob Hill area tour and this Cathedral was featured on two walking tours that we took. We did not go inside but we did admire the nice architecture. No matter where you are, always keep your eyes open for beautiful architecture like this Cathedral.

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Ballwin, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building without the organ would be awe-inspiring. Adding the amazing organ makes it all the more so. The organ is one of the most impressive I've heard anywhere. It sounded thunderous and ethereal at the same time. Absolutely stunning sound. This is an inspiring place to either worship or attend concerts or whatever is being featured. Located at the... More 

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Foster City Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If at all possible when visiting San Francisco, a stop by Grace Cathedral is well worth your time and effort. Elegant and imposing from the outside, impressive and tranquil from within, Grace Cathedral offers a lovely sanctuary from beat of the City just outside its doors. The stained glass is superb, while the excellent acoustics make attending a musical presentation... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grace Cathedral is a strikingly beautiful structure and even more so since its positioned atop Knob Hill. Beautiful from the exterior and even more striking from the interior with stained glass and AIDS memorial. Worth a short visit. ...

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grace Cathedral sits atop Nob Hill. We visited this beautiful cathedral with a choral group, who got to sing for a few minutes and experience the wonderful acoustics. Afterwards the attendant gave us a tour of the cathedral, and its marvelous art work, windows, and doors (replicas of the Ghiberti doors of the baptistry in Florence, Italy). The agreement founding... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grace Cathedral is a magnificent church to visit in San Francisco We walked up California Street from Market Street and stopped halfway up for a coffee. We were rewarded at the top of the hill to see Grace. We accidentally wandered in when there was a funeral and therefore could not enjoy the whole experience but it was easy to... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not being a cathedral junkie i thought it was average , central to the cable car lines and easy to get to.

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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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