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“Worth a visit and a good break from the hustle and bustle of SF!”
Review of Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral
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San Francisco Treasures-Summer of Love Edition
Ranked #34 of 535 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.
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Worth a visit and a good break from the hustle and bustle of SF!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014

We took the Cable Car up the street to the Cathedral from Powell Street, as it was quite a climb!
There is a nice small park area right outside the Cathedral that is worth a look in first.
We couldn't find anywhere in the local vicinity to get a coffee, but found a café inside the Cathedral, which serves hot drinks, cold drinks, snacks and cake.
There was a large ribbon art installation when we visited, along with murals and other interesting features throughout the Cathedral.
There was a guide sheet for the Cathedral which was useful, helping to point out the areas of interest.

Visited April 2014
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Sacramento, California
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“Labyrinths!”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Grace Cathedral is a beautiful church but what's particularly exciting for me is that there is an indoor labyrinth that is set in stone and there's an outdoor labyrinth also set in tile. so even if there's a wedding going in the church you can walk the one outside. Grace Cathedral was very involved in the resurgence of labyrinths as Meditation walks. both of their's are based on the design from Chartres Cathedral in France

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“In the area ? Don't miss it!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited 930am on a Monday morning and spent an hour looking around this beautiful Cathedral which is a perfect place to reflect, pray and be thankful. Take time to walk the labyrinth see pic

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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Must see”
Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

I am so glad we put this as a must see on our list. The outside structure is magnificent and reminds me of Notre Dame in Paris. The church was amazingly open to the public. I took several pictures of the interior sanctuary, altar, and stained glass window? they turned out well but couldn't capture the ambience. It was curious to see the ribbons hanging down. I think we were the only ones there..we saw it on a Saturday

Visited April 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“A place of peace and reflection”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

A stately cathedral reminiscent of the architecture of Notre Dame. It's at the top of Nob Hill, and there is both an inside and outside labyrinth to walk. (It takes longer to walk than you would expect.)
When we were there, there were hundreds of long colored ribbons hanging from the high ceiling. It gave a festive or regal feeling.
If you can catch an organ recital, or a service there, you will be treated to a fantastic pipe organ with reverberating sounds through the large spaces.

Visited May 2014
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