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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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Words are inadequate to describe the majesty and beauty of this cathedral. You are able to walk around a very significant portion of this cathedral. The exhibits are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Words are inadequate to describe the majesty and beauty of this cathedral. You are able to walk around a very significant portion of this cathedral. The exhibits are exceptionally informative. And the grandeur of this cathedral revels other national cathedrals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Lucky enough to have been staying in a hotel that looked over the Cathedral and I went past it every day on my holiday on the cable car. At a real high point in San Francisco and has some beautiful lines. Worth a trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church with a powerful organ, very glad I got to hear it. No fee required but donations accepted. I'm not Christian but thought this was a really great place to visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I always take visitors to Grace Cathedral, the magnificent structure occupying the entire Nob Hill block between California, Sacramento Jones and Taylor. I like to tell them the rather whacky story of how the cathedral came to be. Here’s how the story is relayed in “Why Is That Bridge Orange? San Francisco for the Curious.” Grace Cathedral is located where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you enjoy art and are looking for a fun and relaxing exhibit, I highly recommend the ""Graced with Light"" ribbon project that is at Grace Cathedral until the end of February 2014. Over 20 miles of vibrantly colored ribbons are extended from the high ceilings of the church. In contrast with the stained glass windows, the ribbons make for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A set of running murals along the sides of the nave represent the story of San Francisco, from the first Anglican mass at Drake's landing, and the coming of the Franciscan missionaries to the founding of the UN. The only oddity is that its facade holds niches designed to hold statuary images of saints, but the bishop at the time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This Cathedral is a place of great beauty and significance....The Windows alone are worthy of your time..... On top of Nob Hill with a great story of Peace and Prayer....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was worth he visit, our hotel was only a 2 minute walk to the cathedral. The entrance doors alone are worth stopping off to see if it happens to be closed. Some of the bus tours seem to stop off here and do a little walking tour of the square it's on. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

For those who enjoy choral music, this is probably the place to go in the Bay Area. They still have a choir of men and boys who sing evensong (part of vespers) once a week during the school term. And they host choral concerts from the likes of Westminster Abbey, Kings College, etc. Some of the canons still employ the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We saw Grace Cathedral as part of our San Francisco Comprehensive Shuttle tour. This Methodist church is absolutely beautiful. Don't miss it! The organ is amazing, and the stained glass windows are gorgeous. You can take as many pictures inside as you would like. It is just so beautiful. I wouldn't have stopped here if our tour hadn't taken us... More 

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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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