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“Worth the trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Memorial Church of Stanford University

The Memorial Church of Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: This Romanesque church sits in the most historic section of campus, the main quadrangle.
West Jordan, Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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“Worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A beautiful building and grounds. If you're in the neighborhood, it's worth stopping and taking a few moments to admire.

Visited March 2013
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Woodside, California
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“Gorgeous church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I was fortunate to attend a couple different weddings at the Stanford Memorial Church. It's simply a truly beautiful place to spend any time in, even the kids seem to sense the serenity and change their usual behaviour in accordance.

Visited May 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great place to visit. So much history and style. They have evenets every night, most are free for Stanford students and faculty.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco Bay Area
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“The face of Stanford University”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

It's on every picture of Stanford campus and is a gorgeous church with wonderful mosaic work on it. Lot of history too. The Rodin sculptures in the garden in front, the quad, all make great pictures and memories

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I wandered around the Stanford campus while visiting my friend in Palo Alto. I love a good church and knew I had to step inside of this one. It was one of the most ornately decorated churches I've seen in the U.S. The mosaics were to die for, especially when the sunlight hit them and the gold seemed to light up. It's definitely a must-see while you're in the area.

Visited January 2013
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