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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 375 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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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We just don't go to San Francisco without trekking up to Nob Hill to walk the labyrinth and just meditate for a while inside this jewel of peace, tranquility, and promise.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like to put your sedentary lifestyle to the test, avoid the streetcar and walk all the way up tho this nice Catherdral. The view is quite nice from up there.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely visit, walked all round, saw all the stained glass windows, the art works and the fascinating ribbon art installation in the middle. Very knowledgable staff, helpful plus small cafe & restrooms downstairs.

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Fairfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If I am in the area, I like to make a brief stop here. It reminds me of my trips to Europe and some of the churches I visited there. The front doors are an exact copy of the famous doors to the Baptistry in Florence by Ghiberti. I recently took a relative visiting from out of town to see... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took around 45 minutes to visit Grace Cathedral. We spent almost that amount of time just trying to find a parking spot, but we did and it was free. The Cathedral sits atop a hill and has a wonderful view. The front door is beautiful and is a replica of the door in Florence Italy at the Baptismo which... More

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An exquisite and charming place to visit and meditate. If you have the chance to catch a concert here, it's devine.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Grace Cathedral is a magnificent building. I found it to be a sanctuary of beauty and peace. I took time to spend time in the labyrinth and was glad for the serene experience. I will return on a future visit to San Francisco for an organ concert.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

So it's not a huge amazing cathedral from Europe.....but it is lovely in its own rite. I loved the main doors the most! It is a plainer style but very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Grace Cathedral will take your breath away. I cannot do it justice by trying to describe the beauty of its architecture and peaceful atmosphere. I recommend seeing it for yourself. We had an extra special part to our visit as they were holding a communion service when we stopped in. We were able to enjoy the tradition, the acoustics, and... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We dropped by Grace Cathedral as part of a nice city walk past Chinatown, Nob Hill, Grace Cathedral, Union Square, and Market Street. Inside it is graceful and decorated with nice colorful lights hanging from the ceiling. Nice to light a candle or two as well.

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