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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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Stunning and I'm not Catholic

Grace Cathedral is an absolute stunning creation. It was built during the Gold Rush and has of course been remodeled etc… but it is still a beautiful landmark. The inside is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Grace Cathedral is an absolute stunning creation. It was built during the Gold Rush and has of course been remodeled etc… but it is still a beautiful landmark. The inside is gorgeous and the outside is truly spectacular. They didn’t mind us taking pictures from the inside and I thought it was a bit disrespectful but I think I snapped... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I visited the cathedral because I was staying near by and I am sure glad I did. This is a beautiful old church on top of Nob Hill. The artwork, stained glass windows and needle pointed kneelers are beyond beautiful. The most unique feature is the Labyrinth. One inside the church and one in a courtyard near the entrance. You... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

i'm an atheist (former minister) so if i have anything good to say about a church it's done with full information and honesty. This cathedral welcomes and supports all people of all religions. i presently live across the street from it so i get to see first-hand how they go out of their way to be welcoming and caring. Thumbs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Grace Cathedral is on the top of Nob Hill. It was part of the Night Bus tour. The church was built during the 1849 Gold Rush and has a neo Gothic style. Its known for its stained glass windows and labyrinths.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My wife and I found this Cathedral by accident while walking up Nob Hill during a recent visit to San Francisco. This church is full of history. Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal cathedral located on the top of Nob Hill in San Francisco. It is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of California, once statewide in area, now comprising... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful church right in the heart of San Francisco. Trolley drops you off right in front of the building. Peaceful, beautiful place to visit. The 68 stained glass windows tell the story of San Francisco, and the two labyrinths provide a peaceful activity in the middle of the hustle and bustle of San Francisco. Bathrooms and a small cafe are... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Cathedral in the old european style. I believe the doors at Grace Cathedral are copies of church doors in Florence, Italy. Must see if you've not been here. Meditation walk in entry. Classic Gothic in the heart of Nob Hill. Continue walking downhill to see the mansions, walk to chinatown, the financial district, and then the embarcadero.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We were in San francisco from the UK for a week to celebrate a "big" birthday. We found this place through being Geocachers and are so pleased that we did. The facade is imposing, and the intricacy of the work on the front door is incredible (see pics). The building is aimed at all denominations of Christianity and also welcomes... More 

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

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

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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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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Nob Hill
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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