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Grace Cathedral

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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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We went to numerous masses at Grace Cathedral. It's an exceptional place for Christians and (I assume) a great place for other visitors. We find the holiday masses to be truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to numerous masses at Grace Cathedral. It's an exceptional place for Christians and (I assume) a great place for other visitors. We find the holiday masses to be truly extraordinary. Check out its gardens and the park just in front of it. I recommend it.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are mazes here for meditation, prayer, or childrens' games. One is outside on the terrace, the other inside the main door. The main door features a beautiful copy of the Gates of Heaven from Il Duomo di Firenze. From the front steps, turn around and take a photo of Huntington Park. And a few blocks walk away is the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This large Gothic church is a great place to visit for a few quiet moments during a hectic day of touring. Be sure to look at the Keith Haring panel near the entrance of the church on the right side. This small chapel is dedicated to those who perished in the great AIDS epidemic The stained glass windows are wonderful.... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful cathedral! I have often heard of Grace Cathedral but never took the time to visit. We were staying nearby and decided to check it out. I was surprised to see that it was open to the public, and was awed when we walked inside. The stained glass windows are gorgeous! I have visited many cathedrals in Europe... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was drawn in by the beauty of the architecture. The massive structure is quite impressive from the outside and even more so from the inside. The glass widows and the murals on the walls are worth a slow tour -- if you have a smart phone you can learn a lot from the downloadable app! The smaller alcoves and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderful Cathedral. Stain glass windows most appealing. We enjoyed the photographic exhibition and the overall peacefulness of the Cathedral. Sadly we were not around to attend a Sunday service but convinced this must also be well worthwhile.

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Hartselle, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is inviting and beautiful. There are two labyrinths to walk at the site, one indoors and one outside. Services are shown with times. There are folks panhandling around and inside the church. The church grounds were filled with people from all over the world taking in this special place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Grace Cathedral is a tru gem in San Francisco, with a marvelous location on top of Nob Hill. The cathedral is famed for its mosaics by Jan Henryk De Rosen and a replica of Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise from the Florence baptistry. There are also two labyrinths, varied stained glass windows, Keith Haring AIDS Chapel altarpiece, and medieval and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Cathedral many times, but never tire of entering the sanctuary it offers. The stonework is quite simple, but the windows are amazing and the location is significant and there is a display relating to the establishment of the United Nations and also a chapel dedicated to those who have struggled with HIV. The highlight for me is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend missed mass and came in for a short time. On a hot day this cathedral is an escape from the crowded streets.

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