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Grace Cathedral

Address: 1100 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Nob Hill)
Phone Number: 415 749 6300
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Ranked #29 of 330 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Saw this on the San Francisco city tour and was blown away. This cathedral is the most beautiful church I have ever seen. The stained glass and architecture is nothing less than incredible.

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Pennsylvania, US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The Ribbons of Light display currently in the main section of the Cathedral is breath-taking. I particularly loved the view from the front of the Church back through the ribbons towards the Rose Window. The stained glass windows are beautiful. I also enjoyed the glimpses of San Francisco history and the various art installations.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Each year for my birthday I walk the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral. This year I walked the outdoor one. The indoor labyrinth was in use. The taichi class had just ended. I had the labyrinths and the Cathedral all to myself. Oh what serenity and peace. The sun was just rising. The spirit of place and grace fell upon me!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I am glad I visited this church. The labyrinth spoke to me in a spiritual way and I bought a medallion made of "peace bronze" in the shape of the labyrinth.

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As you climb the steps, that hundreds of thousands have climbed before you ~ you are aware that this is a sacred and holy experience. There is a wonderful story of the Labyrinths (indoor and outdoors) and how they got there ~ and walking the outdoor one is to encounter ancient guidance. The doors, the cathedral, the stained glass, the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wonderful cathedral with a walking maze outside. Nice little shop with crosses and rosaries and the like. They are very inter-faith oriented so easy to be here and feel the spirit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We again traveled to SF to visit the Grace Cathedral for a Christmas program. The Cathedral is magnificent, and the program was superb. The harmony of the Boy's Choir voices was top notch, and the choice of music was appropriate. We'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am not a religious person (I believe in one Universal God and First Cause to All things), however I like to visit cathedrals for their architectural art wherever I am traveling. Grace Cathedral reminded me of Notre dame de Paris, but you don’t have to travel far, stay in an endless line, or pay for the ticket ($10 donation... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit in San Francisco & I'm so pleased that the colored ribbons, hanging from the roof, are still in place offering an ethereal light to this already colorful cathedral with it's magnificent stain-glass windows. Perched high above the bustle of the city it brings a sense of tranquility. My favorite chapels to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Currently there are incredible ribbons from the ceiling matching the colors of the stained glass and reflecting lights. Eat before you hike as there is little around in the way of restaurants except Nob Hill Cafe.

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