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Grace Cathedral
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Ranked #50 of 573 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Went to this place out of nowhere after seeing on a map it was close to where we were walking. It's incredible both inside and out. Words and pictures are not able to convey the sheer size of this place. The inside is huge and has a few different rooms, with amazing windows and architecture all around. I highly recommend anyone staying in San Francisco go see this place for yourself.

Thank James I
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Construction on the outdoor labyrinth stopped for a noon-hour lunch break, which was ideal for walking the indoor labyrinth in quietude. This meditative practice does touch hearts and souls. Give it the time it deserves. Know that you are on a replica of the mystical Chartres labyrinth. You'll find a brochure at a nearby table that outlines the three steps: Release your thoughts and distractions as you walk toward the center. There, Receive illumination as you pause and meditate. Returning to the world, retracing your path, you join in union with God or your Higher Power. (Protocol: those going in will meet those coming out--you may pass people or let others step around you.) Candlelight walks with music are held monthly, usually on the second Friday.

Thank CMA2011
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We did not get to go inside the church, but it was really beautiful. There was construction in the area, too, so we didn't get to see the labyrinth. Lovely architecture.

Thank Magheeta411
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

There was loud, hellish construction going on outside. I hope they get done soon, but still, it was just part of the experience of walking the labyrinth. The noise just became part of the outside world that you had to leave behind, at least in your mind. Do not miss walking the labyrinth if you come to visit this magnificent cathedral. Cathedrals are cathedrals, with their high ceilings, stained glass windows, and murals on the walls. But the labyrinth here is unique and a gift. As you walk through, you are taking a leap of faith that this means something. Then somehow, you are walking, but you are also transported. No, I am not stoned. You have to try it. Connect to God in the center, and then as you retrace the path going out, think of how you will take God into the world.

1  Thank Diane A
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Wanderful place to visite, don't loose keith haring altar in the aids chapel, the labyrinth and the glasses. All around Nob Hill the rich houses and the famous hotels pay a visit

Thank ROBYG1966
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