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Exquisite; Inspirational; Stunning Stainglass; Mosaics; Artwork

I attended an informative one hour free tour guided by "Mary", who was well-versed in the historic... read more

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Brian G
Pacific Grove, California
If you go to Stanford make sure you don't miss Stanford Memorial Church

When you're visiting Stanford do go to Stanford Memorial Church - you'll enjoy the paintings and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alex B
Palo Alto, California
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450 Serra Mall, Bldg 500, Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended an informative one hour free tour guided by "Mary", who was well-versed in the historic details of this sacred, lovely church. Jane Stanford lovingly erected this Romanesque style church in memory of both her husband Leland Stanford and their deceased son Leland, Jr.,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you're visiting Stanford do go to Stanford Memorial Church - you'll enjoy the paintings and great old architecture style. You will be able to attend the service if you're interested, and often there are great musical concerts

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

We went to Sunday morning services at this amazing church during a girls' weekend. It happened to be baptism Sunday and we enjoyed watching 5 babies being baptized. The female priest gave a wonderful, moving sermon. Communion was 100% gluten free :) Try not to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

This place is a don't miss tourist spot. Many people who live in Palo Alto have never seen it. Why? It's a big oversight. I've photographed over a 100 weddings here and each one was completely special because of the location. You'd swear you were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

The church is very beautiful with carved sandstone arches outside. Inside it is very palatial with the most gorgeous stained glass windows. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

A must visit when on campus. Beautiful architecture inside and out and a well rounded program. Spend some time just poking around and don't forget to study the ceiling. Fantastic organ. Acoustics have a long reverberation time - great for the organs and hymns, less...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

This attraction is free and can be done in a self-guided format or there are regular docent lead tours as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 10, 2019

Attended a wedding and the ambiance was just superb .... great sound from the organ and coral music just flowed .. This is a must see part of the campus.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TheBel
Reviewed January 9, 2019

What a memorial this is. Beautiful in its placement and captivating in the numerous styles that it embodies. At the heart of the Memorial Quad, it presents a gorgeous facade and the trio of archways form a continuum of arcades. Stepping within we were mesmerised...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

The Stanford Memorial Church is a lovely building on the campus of Stanford University. The outside of the church is awesome and the paintings on the interior walls are gorgeous. Be sure to take some time to visit when your are in Palo Alto.

Date of experience: December 2018
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