We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Mary's Cathedral

Is this your business?
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (199)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gift shop”(4 reviews)
“organ”(14 reviews)
“mass”(12 reviews)
This modern cathedral is an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles.
1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109-6686
+1 415-567-2020
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Francisco
from $110.00
More Info
from $105.00
More Info
from $192.50
More Info
from $114.00
More Info
Reviews (114)
Filter reviews
66 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgift shoporganmassarchitectureprayerspiritualimposing
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 66 reviews
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for Mass. such a beautiful church! We loved the gift shop inside. Great homily as well. Definitely recommended!

Thank carolineconeal
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

The structure inside really worth the view. The orge is stunning and this art stuff in the center is great!

Thank DavidP14255
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Very notable example of modern ecclesiastical architecture, worth a look. Easy to get to on the bus, although takes a while from downtown. Fine organ.

1  Thank Giles H
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

One of the most grandiose modern churches we have seen (while not as intriguing or culturally meaningful as a sagrada familia, it has an amazing size and position) the spacious environment, organ and plays of light inspires awe, if not intimate prayer.

Thank Nolinice
Reviewed June 19, 2017

This church has a large parking lot which is such an advantage in San Francisco instead of trying to find street parking. Inside the Cathedral is breath taking with design, immense chandelier, and magnificent modern organ. Service and Mass was beautiful.

Thank flightlady
Reviewed May 30, 2017

One of the most spectacular buildings in the world in my view. I was fortunate to discover this Building a week or two before i was scheduled to visit San Francisco on the Holiday of a Lifetime with my Wife.It was first sight we went...More

Thank Uppercraigorian
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Amazing house of prayer, dub "Our Lady Of Maytag" By Herb Coen for it's design. But it's a beautiful big church with big open spaces for prayer. I find that a service here can feel in personal because of it's size, but come to pray...More

Thank José P
Reviewed April 25, 2017

This hideous building looks like the inside of a washing machine. It's really ugly, one of San Francisco's least loved buildings. And it sits on a cold wind-swept open square. Avoid it.

1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

The exterior is certainly imposing, but for some reason it didn't really draw us in. It doesn't seem very inviting from the outside. My husband and I just happened to be walking by, trying to kill time, when we decided to go inside. The inside...More

Thank Sara S
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Outstanding architectural design, executed incredibly....to even the slightest of details as how the heating system emanating from the floor keeping people warm as they come to praise the Lord. It all looks so serene and easy and not complicated in the sleek modernistic package, but...More

1  Thank differentname
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 232 hotels in San Francisco
Hotel Kabuki, a Joie de Vivre hotel
2,418 reviews
.18 miles away
Hotel Majestic
708 reviews
.19 miles away
Queen Anne Hotel
694 reviews
.19 miles away
Oasis Inn
214 reviews
.19 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6,030 restaurants in San Francisco
Tommy's Joynt
626 reviews
.22 miles away
Kippu Japanese Restaurant
136 reviews
.26 miles away
86 reviews
.20 miles away
Mel's Drive-In - Van Ness
424 reviews
.24 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,848 attractions in San Francisco
Glad Tidings Church
12 reviews
.32 miles away
Silver Lion Service - Private Tours
402 reviews
.31 miles away
San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour
76 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Mary's Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines