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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: 1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 567 2020
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Description: This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and...
This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.
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What a beautiful church. The stain glass is amazing. Loved seeing the different area of the church where different services are held.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Orlando, Florida, United States

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a beautiful church. The stain glass is amazing. Loved seeing the different area of the church where different services are held.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I don`t do religion but a reverence stopped me taking an internal photographs. Architecture is incredibly subjective but this place is spectacular. You don`t have to guess how the roof`s held up because massive, knotted concrete pillars are neatly placed around the interior`s perimeter creating an awesome roof space. A magical octagonal font greets when you enter and the mad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Excellent place to worship Plenty of parking and seating. The architecture of the building is unique. This a Catholic Church and it is very convenient to get here either by Muni or by car.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am not a religious person but do love visiting Cathedrals/Churches wherever I get an opportunity both for feeling the peace you have there and appreciating the spirit behind constructing such beautiful buildings and decorating them so rich with taste and fervour. Most such buildings I have found to be quite ornamentally decorated all around the world having typical shape... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are most often in Cathedrals that are more of a Baroque Style of architecture... you are in for a real treat. I do love the Baroque style - but this Cathedral is very modern - minimalist- intriguing... It is a lovely & reverent space. There was an Organ Concert happening & it was amazing!! Don't miss a visit... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I find St. Mary's Cathedral architecturally interesting, spiritually amazing, and inspirational. The current cathedral is the 2nd church built on the property. The second cathedral was blessed on May 5, 1971. Pope John Paul II celebrated the first papal mass there in 1987; there is a plaque about his visit in the entrance way of the cathedral. For music, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great place to stop if passing. Amazing architecture, completely unlike most churches, very modern and minimalist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

At 4PM on most Sundays an organist performs about an hour's worth of very moving pieces. The cathedral is beautiful, so this is a great place for both architectural and music buffs alike!

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is amazingly beautiful. Came here with a choir and it was the perfect place to sing. ...................

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's certainly full of the "Spirit of Vatican II." Beautiful, interesting architecture, but completely inappropriate for a Catholic Church. I wouldn't expect a hidden Tabernacle in a cathedral, but that's what you get... High points: Great docents who love to talk about the building, and a beautiful organ. A big plus was that the organist was giving a demonstration for... More 

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Address: 1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 567 2020
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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