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. Put Grace Cathedral and other San Francisco attractions into our San Francisco road trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Me and my husband come here often, it is just such a beautiful place to spend some free time. The music is wonderful, and the atmosphere is very peaceful.  more »
  • A beautiful cathedral with some interesting history. We walked in on a Sunday and were greeted by a quartet opera performance in progress. This cathedral seems to have regular Sunday events! Worth a v...  more »
  • We were in San Franciso for a Company event and while there had some extra time. We went to see Grace Cathedral and were awe struck. The building was beautiful. While there, the pianist came in (I'm g...  more »
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  • Amazing place to visit. Lots of beautiful stained glass. Very high ceilings makes the place feels grand. And both sides of the sanctuary there are separate small chapels. When I was here, there was some construction outside or nearby (early October 2017) so it was rather noisy. Without which, this would be a really peaceful place to sit and just be.
  • The Jewel in the Crown of Nob Hill. You have to see this wonderful cathedral - It will take your breath away. Spend time. Expensive parking below. Then, drive 2 miles to St Mary's Cathedral 1111 Gough for a Contrast and Compare. Free parking.
  • High quality art and stained glass. The side murals tell the story of San Francisco. So refined and no excess. My favorites were the World Faith Altar, Cosmic Window and Stained glass of Albert Einstein. Very sweet little priest showing people around and answering questions as a docent. The Architecture is neck and neck with European Gothic cathedrals like that of Cologne and Paris.
  • Quiet and peaceful atmosphere. Amazing that the cathedral hosts art exhibitions and various events. If you have time, visit one of the concerts, acoustics is great (but I am not a musician, I might be wrong))
  • This is an amazing church and a great place to visit. The stained glass is so impressive

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