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Grace Cathedral

1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Nob Hill)
415 749 6300
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Ranked #36 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal tradition courageously embraces innovation and open-minded conversation, where... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

What a nice cathedral. I happened by while hiking the hills of San Francisco. I’d driven by in the past; since I was hiking I stopped in. While the church is nice, it doesn’t compare to cathedrals in Europe – contrary to what some reviewers have stated. I missed the inside “labyrinth” but did see the outdoor one. Really? If... More

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Enroute to Oakland Airport for a SF 3-night stay, I just happened to read about this special place in the in-flight magazine. We knew about it previously, but had forgotten that we knew about it. So, first thing on our first morning there, we "hiked" to the Cathedral from the Wharf area (pant, pant). My wife walked the labyrinth, I... More

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Belmar, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spent an entire week in and around this majestic Cathedral. The symposium was awesome, but the cathedral's majesty and expression, surely cast a spell on me. Stayed at a wonderful European -style hotel nearby and ate locally. Truly one of my most memorable stays and so worth the journey.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is one of my favourite cathedrals around the world. It's character belies its modernity, as though it has more history than its tender years have in fact yielded. As a beacon of rebirth following the 1906 earthquake it means much to those who value the past and not just the present. In a bustling city, from its vantage point... More

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral. When we were there, they had ribbons hanging from the top and they appeared to be light rays from the stained glass. The church is breathtaking. They have one labyrinth outside and one inside. If you have a chance, I recommend taking time out two walk one or both of them.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you are visiting the Haas Lilenthal House or the cable car museum, call in to visit the Cathedral. The area around the Cathedral is lovely to stroll around .The day we visited the choir were rehearsing and made the visit more spiritual. Take time to really look at the doors that a replicas of the doors in Italy.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Grace Cathedral, it is a striking landmark on Nob Hill, standing in front of a rather charming little park, Huntington Park. From the front we were transported back to Europe, it bears a resemblance to Notre Dame in Paris, and there is a replica set of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise doors found in Florence,... More

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Laytown Co Meath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This cathedral is located across from the Scarlet Huntington Hotel on Nob Hill and it is beautiful. It is a mini Notre Dame.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very pretty building. Was a little disappointed to see the inside was so modern and had paintings on the wall that were not something I would have expected to see in a church. The suggestion to pay $10 for each person that wanted to visit the church was a huge turnoff. The church should be open to all who want... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I've been to Grace Cathedral for many times now but this was the first time I've been there for yoga. There's an art installation currently called Grace of Light that adds magic to this already beautiful church. Anne Patterson, synesthetic artist, used 20 miles of ribbon suspended from the ceiling. Her type of synesthesia allows her to see colors and... More

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