Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

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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  • August 13, 2017
    If you want inspiration or mediation. then a visit her will meet your need. Beautiful stained glass and vaulted ceilings.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Since substantial, artistically, churches in San Francisco there are not very many, Grace Cathedral is well worth a visit, not least for the bronze portals which are a copy of those sculpted by Ghiberti for the baptistery of Florence. The Interior is great but a bit bare, the works of art to be seen are quite a few. Overall the Council, for an overnight stop no later than 20/30 minutes. It is in the neighborhood of Nob Hill. Luca
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  • August 11, 2017
    Church is not exhibited the works of modern art, it was interesting. Is any admission fee is $ 10. A brief description of Japan can ask at the reception desk.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Staind Glass windows tell visitors stories. Hand-carved, double doors rise twice the height of an man who may stand before them. Bells toll the different hours. The artistic masonry stands legend of triumphant pioneers of their skill and dedication to God and Earth. There is a courtyard for open serenity with a pool of colored lighting.
  • June 15, 2017
    Incredibly magical place! Beautiful architecture, and they hold fantastic events and performances. Truly on the forefront of SF community connectivity
  • March 28, 2017
    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.
  • January 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 9, 2017
    Really cool place to visit. Would recommend if you are in the area.

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