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Grace Cathedral

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Address: 1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
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+1 415-749-6300
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 08:00 - 18:00

Grace Cathedral is home to a community where the best of Episcopal...

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.

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There are two labyrinths at Grace Cathedral, one indoors and one out. Although it is a tourist stop, the Cathedral's function as a place of worship and service is visible... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are two labyrinths at Grace Cathedral, one indoors and one out. Although it is a tourist stop, the Cathedral's function as a place of worship and service is visible everywhere. Walking the indoor labyrinth was an amazing experience.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful church with fine art and stained glass windows and interesting history. Stroll around the exterior and see one of its two contemplative mazes, the other is inside. Take it all in as a part of a walking tour of the Nob Hill area.

Thank james c
Winter Garden, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beautiful gothic cathedral stands almost defiantly in a city whose bus tours tout naked skateboarders and Haight-Ashbury stoners. From the trompe l'oiel stairs to the medieval labyrinths to the carved wood quire it is a place of many virtues. Enjoy the small park across the way, too--a good place to sit and people- and/or dog-watch.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love cathedrals and this is one of my favorite American ones. Huge, gothic and beautiful. As I did on my last visit I walked the labyrinth outside and then sat in the park across the street and watched the dogs play. A calming and restful hour.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Church is so amazing. Lots of history and beauty. Beautiful Stain glass and architectural. Statues and it makes you fell so safe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this cathedral very much. It is a beautiful old cathedral. The stained glass inside is particularly memorable. It is located on the top of knob hill. Beautiful view. Stop on the grand steps outside and take in the view and the excellent feel of this non-denominational cathedral. Very nice.

Thank Claude P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a stay at the ritz and indulgence we went to this sacred church not guilty just inspired wonderful choir moved to joy

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Pacifica, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable to visit this historic monument and we enjoyed a Sunday service that included the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. What an amazing experience and the best part is it's free. The boys are professional musicians they are amazing to listen to voices like butter. The church is very welcoming to everyone and it is incrediable to sit... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Grace Cathedral was a couple of blocks from my hotel and I went early to take a peak inside. This cathedral quickly transports you to medieval style European cathedrals, with the climbing concrete arches, artistic stained glass windows and recessed sanctuary, typical of Episcopalian style churches. Upon climbing the steps you will see the golden door complete with tin stamping... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this looks like a typical gothic cathedral from outside it has some interesting features within. The labyrinth is worth taking time over. There is also some new stained glass that we appreciated. You will be rewarded if you take time out here.

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