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St. Mary's Cathedral

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Address: 1111 Gough Street at Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 567 2020
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This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary...

This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.

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Interesung architecture

Interesting architxture, massive church with an amazing Organo. Definitely is not the common church visit you are used to. The surroundings are very nice also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eduardo M
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Monterrey
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Monterrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting architxture, massive church with an amazing Organo. Definitely is not the common church visit you are used to. The surroundings are very nice also.

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Thank Eduardo M
Makati, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The cathedral brings lots of memories. The first occasion when I had mass here was the point at which I was 17 years of age. Likewise recalled that had my father gave me some driving/stopping lessons at the parking area preceding taking the test at the DMV. I truly like going to mass at Saint Mary's Cathedral. Alongside the phenomenal... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In the interest of full disclosure, i am not a Catholic and i have lived in San Francisco for 30 years. This Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of San Francisco. The site, near Japantown, is the third St. Mary's Cathedral for the city. The first still stands in Chinatown as it was saved from the fires of the... More 

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Thank Mark51SF
Monterrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing architecture , And an amazing organ, not the typical catholic church. The person charge was very gentle

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Typical 1970 architecture, nice touches and some nice depictions of Christ, Mary, nativity scene, and other things Christmas. Impressive place, but will take some of the gothic style over this one.

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Thank JBeedo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Its not a popular place among the turists, but definetly worth the visit, beautiful inside and outside. Take some time inside and feel some peace.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Don't be put off by the outside of the cathedral. It may seem odd to some, but it's worth going inside. The play of colours is stunning and can only be really experienced in person. Even if you don't have a lot of time, spend 5 minutes inside to bathe in the colours and atmosphere they create.

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Thank Philip R
Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Went to Saturday evening mass, quite poorly attended though peaceful and prayerful. Nobody welcomed me though!

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Thank veggieLisa
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Modern cathedral which somehow manages to incorporate the traditional aspects at the same time. As someone has already said, it is a work of art. There are windows at each corner of the cathedral and provide light, and views of San Francisco. Over the sanctuary, there is a kind of loose sculptural structure hanging down - I thought it was... More 

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St. Louis, MO USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been to a lot of Catholic churches and have never seen one like this. The design inside is unique. Worth a few minutes to check-out, then go to Japantown to see the Peace Plaza.

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