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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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Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Beautiful Church

Steep climb or bus service available. Beautiful church with wonderful windows. Some restoration work happening. Did not check disabled access. I loved the labyrinth that was at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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East Maitland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Steep climb or bus service available. Beautiful church with wonderful windows. Some restoration work happening. Did not check disabled access. I loved the labyrinth that was at the rear of the church and a second was outside. The small chapel inside the main doors seemed to embrace ecumenical but was in fact remembering those with Aids. Very quiet and peaceful... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I came across this church by walking aimlessly around the city. While I didn't walk inside the church I did walk around the exterior and see the beautiful architecture. It is an amazing church with a very beautiful entrance. If you have exhausted the top 10 lists of things to do in San Francisco you might enjoy taking a look... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral sits on the top of Knob Hill. It rivals the great Cathedrals of Europe (although much newer). The setting is spectacular with a sweet neighborhood path directly across from it. Inside its stately and large with some amazing stained glass windows. Don't miss the gold doors, the are copies of the Baptistry doors in Florence. I never leave... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our Comprehensive Shuttle Tour brought us through Nob Hill to Grace Cathedral. What a beautiful and interesting repository of history. We saw the "Gates of Paradise-the Ghiberti Doors" and the beautiful stained glass and murals inside the church. I had no idea such a beautiful cathedral was in San Francisco.

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's worth it. Take about 30 to 45 minutes to tour the place. I think they offer guided tours too. Be sure to look up. Take your time and think about how things were made. It's just impressive...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For those who love yoga every Tuesday eve at 6pm there's a yoga class done in the cathedral with live music. It's donation based so you can spare the donation you feel right. I didn't not went to the cathedral to visit it but I've had the most beautiful experience of practising yoga with more than 300 yogis! Worth trying... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Grace Cathedral is magnificent! Stained glass windows, massive friezes , replica of the Ghiberti Door in Florence & the Labyrinths inside ( based on that at Chartres) & outside are awe inspiring. Walking round the interior labyrinth gives a feeling of peace & calm - almost meditation like. Well worth a visit here & allow yourself time to absorb the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a tour, and the church was so pretty. It has huge beautiful stained glass windows and is breathtakingly tall inside the building. The replica doors are gorgeous, and there is even a Peet's Coffee on site. However, our tour driver did warn that the service at Peet's is very slow, so we skipped that to see... More 

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Scheduled a visit here in time for Evensong, 5:15 pm on Thursday, just a lovely unwind and downshift time. If they suggest sitting in the choir stalls, do it. Makes the experience visceral as well as aural and visual. Only e outside labyrinth was open but it was a perfect day for it.

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Lacombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It's unlikely this beautiful cathedral would be erected today with all the murals, stained glass, huge pipe organ, and what feel like "mile high" ceilings. Take the time to stroll through the corridors and chapels, light a candle, say a prayer, or just feel a closeness to things greater than ourselves. Your denomination matters not. Just enjoy it's beauty. Recommended... More 

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Additional Information about Grace Cathedral

Address: Address: 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: 415 749 6300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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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