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St. Mary's Cathedral

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St. Mary's Cathedral

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1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109-6686
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KKD SFO wrote a review Dec 2020
San Francisco, California546 contributions420 helpful votes
Perhaps San Francisco's best loved cathedral. The uniquely stunning architecture has been controversial since it opened in the 1960's Site of many major specail events and important funerals: VIPs, Gov officials, policemen and firemen. Always beautifully orchestrated. While Bishops and priests come and go - the staff at St Marys is professional and stellar. They are so helpful and dedicated. Baptisms, weddings, funerals, classes, Seek out Beautiful Sunday mass, and holiday celebrations - have been handled for over 20 yrs by dedicated, kind employees. The Archbishop is highly controversial.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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mini wrote a review Feb 2020
Fremont, California106423 contributions4000 helpful votes
We returned to St. Mary's Cathedral. Its a place of worship. Both outside and inside, its an architectural wonder. Its very modern and beautiful to visit even if not attending services there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Chris F wrote a review Oct 2019
San Francisco, California1917 contributions427 helpful votes
I'm not a member of this church but my daughter went to high school at Sacred Heart located on the block which holds their graduation service here. I had driven by the place daily for many years until finally going inside for the graduation. It's quite modern on the inside but very nice.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Dan W wrote a review Oct 2019
Portland, Oregon1970 contributions671 helpful votes
What a huge cathedral thus is! Outside and including the grounds it takes up an incredible amount of space- especially for San Francisco. It’s beautiful inside with ornate carvings. Stained Glass, a huge worship space and an added attraction- a vast view of the city and hills to the southwest. I recommend at least stopping here for a short visit, or by all means go to a worship service which I imagine would be marvelous.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Thomas V wrote a review Oct 2019
Oakland, California10245 contributions2785 helpful votes
We all think this big cathedral looks like the inside of an old Maytag washing machine. It is not elegant. It's big and serves a lot of church members. I won't go there.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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