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Grace Cathedral

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Address: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
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+1 415-749-6300
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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

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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Even if you don't like churches, I reckon you might like this one. Inclusive and non-denominational, Grace Cathedral fits it's community perfectly. The labyrinth and stained... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even if you don't like churches, I reckon you might like this one. Inclusive and non-denominational, Grace Cathedral fits it's community perfectly. The labyrinth and stained glass make this just a little different and the Jacob's Ladder light installation sounds weird but is absolutely stunning. I'm glad we stopped in.

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Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Grace is the perfect name for such a stunning cathedral! From its architectural beauty to its mission of being an "open and accepting" community this is a must on any trip to San Francisco. The current cathedral is descended from Grace chapel which was founded in the year of the gold rush; 1849. From there it has been rebuilt after... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cathedral hosts a resident artists. The current project is called Jacobs ladder. It's a led light display interpretation of the biblical Jacobs Ladder. I found it very interesting. Look at it when you arrive and check it out again before you leave, as the colors and video change.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built of steel and concrete in the early to mid-20th century, this cathedral has some absolutely magnificent stained glass windows. Those who have been to Chartres Cathedral outside Paris will recognize the labyrinth as a copy the one there. Another version is outside in the lovely garden where you can either walk the maze yourself, or sit quietly and observe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is worth walking in and viewing the stain glass and reading the history. The architecture alone is a site to see. If you walk, it is easy to find but up one of San Francisco's traditional steep hills.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled past this a number of times and decided to step off the cable car to have a proper look. Very glad I did. Very peaceful compared to the noise and mayhem outside! Lovely interior and vast. Check out the modern take on a labyrinth. Good modern stained glass windows with vibrant colours. Do not miss a look at the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Cathedral, lovely stained glass. I guess Im spoilt by living in Europe! But if you happen to go past (and one of the main cable car rules does take you there) drop in for some tranquility. They have concerts there and I happened to hear an orchestra rehearsing which was lovely...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located high on a hill, Grace Cathedral offers you a stunning view of San Francisco, but what is inside is even better. A labrynth where you will see people walking in meditation, religious art and a beautiful place to worship. The history of Grace Cathedral captures the mind.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

What a beautiful Christmas concert at Grace Cathedral. Not only is the Cathedral gorgeous but the concert was entertaining and would definitely recommend it for anyone that has young children (babies-10), and it's also joyful for adults too. Christmas songs, watching the little ones interact with the performers during the show...delightful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Great way to use the cable cars for actual transportation. Get the cable car near Fisherman's Warf, take it to within a couple of blocks of Grace Cathedral, walk to Cathedral. When you leave the Cathedral walk to Chinatown for some food and grab a cable car back to The Warf or to Lombard Street. Grace Cathedral is magnificent to... More 

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