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Grace Cathedral

1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
+1 415-749-6300
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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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1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108-2244
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+1 415-749-6300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Grace cathedral had the best parking near the Fairmont. $33 a day and it's covered parking. You get to park your own car and keep the keys. You can't go in and out but if you don't need to this is the best place to...More

Thank lucy19732016
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cathederal itself is pleasant if unremarkable. What is definitely worth a visit is the interfaith AIDS memorial chapel. It is a quiet place to reflect and think of those people affected, including the artist Keith Haring, whose last work was a spectacular altar which...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Maybe I've seen too many churches & cathedrals in Europe so am biased, but this was not a very pretty church. It is very dark and gray on the inside. The stained glass windows are pretty but everything else is very plain. Not sure it's...More

Thank Doubletcarol
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the meditation maze, and there is a duplicate outside if you can't access the one inside. You can buy a small replica in the gift shop, too. This cathedral is lovely!

Thank KellyGreen065
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we walked up to the Grace Cathedral, we were immediately struck by the gold gilded doors and the engravings on them. The church is huge, very old, adorned with stained glass. A truly impressive site.

Thank Ann W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss to visit this multi denomination church in Nob Hill. It depicts the history of SFO in the paintings on the wall. The stained glass are stunning and the copper plates design on the church doors are similar to churches in Europe. Outside the...More

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grace Cathedral is an amazing experience with the Rose window designed from a window in the Chartes Cathedral. It is a quiet oasis right at the top of Nob Hill. There is a labrynith in the center where people can walk or there are yoga...More

1  Thank Sue P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short way up Nob Hill from The Fairmont and The Mark Hopkins (if you are going by cable car to either of those, get off at Grace Cathedral and after touring the Cathedral, walk DOWN the hill to the hotels - much easier!),...More

Thank kcoghlan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning building built in the style of Notre Dame and Chatres Cathedrals in France. Stained glass is spectacular. Catch a choral evensong on Thursday evening - a wonderful musical experience. Easy ride on the California street Cable Car stops right across the street. Free entry,...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful cathedral is worth spending some time in absorbing the atmosphere and the quiet. It is or should be a spiritual time for visitors.

Thank iluvta2
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Glennon W
Is the LBGT person welcome at Grace?
8 July 2016|
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Response from DanasTrip | Reviewed this property |
Oh yes! As a matter of fact, Grace was one of the first places in SF which offered spiritual and emotional support to the gay community at the beginning of the AIDS health crisis. Grace is a loving and embracing place of... More