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Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

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Religious Site
See a church famous for its mosaics, labyrinths, stained-glass windows, and both medieval and contemporary furnishings when you visit Grace Cathedral. As you approach the towering cathedral, be sure to walk the first labyrinth before making your way to the doors. Before you enter, note that the doors are a famed replica of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. Once inside, you can walk the second labyrinth, or wander through the cathedral to admire the murals by De Rosen and the 66 stained-glass windows created by a variety of artists. If you time it right, you may be able to hear the 44-bell carillon, three organs, or one of the men's and boys' choirs. Stop by the shop for prayer books, music, and gifts, or grab a drink from the downstairs coffee shop. To take a tour, it's best to sign up in advance. Printed visitor guides are available in several languages. Make Grace Cathedral part of your personalized San Francisco itinerary using our San Francisco travel itinerary maker.
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  • 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 wher...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ri...  more »
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  • Incredibly magical place! Beautiful architecture, and they hold fantastic events and performances. Truly on the forefront of SF community connectivity
  • This cathedral is stunning! There is a vibrant energy inside, gorgeous stained glasses that color the floor, there was an organ player that filled the room with an intense calming music. The architecture is really gorgeous, there was a big labyrinth for prayer. If you are in San Francisco make sure don't miss it.
  • This stunning cathedral is incredibly similar to Notre Dame in Paris. Its amazing to be able to see such feats of architecture right here in our own backyard. The draw to Grace Cathedral for me where the two labyrinths for prayer and meditation. The inside one is available anytime the church is open & twice a month they do candlelight yoga on it, the outdoor one is available anytime. Grace Cathedral sits right on top of Nob Hill and is a wonderful sanctuary of peace in a hectic city.
  • Beautiful Cathedral open to the public and a classic labyrinth to walk and slow down on your visit. Directly across from a park and fountain on the top of the hill. This is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit and take in the day.
  • Cathedral in the heart of the city.. . This old church in California St. Stand out in the bustling avenue and new buildings in the area. Grace Cathedral is an Episcopal cathedral on Nob Hill, San Francisco, California. It is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of California. The cathedral is famed for its mosaics by Jan Henryk De Rosen.