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Address: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
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
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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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Beautiful

I'm not sure about inside we just saw it from the outside but it was beautiful and much larger then I imagined. I absolutely loved the labyrinth and the garden. A must see and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm not sure about inside we just saw it from the outside but it was beautiful and much larger then I imagined. I absolutely loved the labyrinth and the garden. A must see and spectacular building. Loved it!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cathedral is beautiful. I wish we had been able to attend a service there as I'm sure it would be inspirational.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here off a cruise ship. We took a day tour and this was part of it. We had about 30 minutes to spend here. It is huge. It is beautiful! The stain glass windows to the huge organ pipes. A must to see

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Grace Cathedral many times and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This coming October, I am bringing a group of 28 people visiting San Francisco and Grace Cathedral will be one of the highlights of our visit. I read the website that they have docent giving free tours. "Docents are usually available Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1-3 pm,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location beautiful. We were a bit put off by the "suggested" 10 fee if one wanted to move just past the front door. I would have hoped for some sort of tour for that fee level.

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Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedarl to see the inside light and the labyrinth on the floor. I had seen it on a review before I left and wanted to take my daughter there. She is into yoga and I thought a picture by this building would be great. The outside is pretty, but the inside is really striking. I tried my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful spot. This is a quiet place in front of a little plaza, an next to the most awesome hotels I saw in SF. It's a shame there wasn't a cafe nearby to experience this zone!

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to stop by Grace Cathedral at night, the light hitting the stained glass windows are a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is beautiful, to take 20 minutes to walk the labyrinth in the sunshine, listen to the gorgeous voices of the choir at the 11am Sunday service, to spend some time lighting a candle and praying in the memorial chapel, checking out the gorgeous architecture, painted walls, indoor labyrinth mosaic and stained glass windows or standing before the warm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on this visit to San Francisco. I've always walked by here when visiting my daughter. Grace Cathedral was erected in 1860. I took time to make a visit here and pray. The exterior gold doors are striking. When you first walk in, on your right is a quiet Interfaith Memorial Chapel. The silver structure on the altar is... More 

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