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“Impressive Cathedral at the top of Nob Hill”
Review of Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral
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Nob Hill Walking Tour in San Francisco with...
Ranked #53 of 576 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Grace Cathedral is well worth a visit if you climb up Nob Hill or get the cable car up. Fairmont Hotel has a cool bar too to quench your thirst after your visit!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very beautiful church to visit. Nice restrooms in the basement and beautiful stained glass. It’s your typical amazing church.

Thank Suzan R
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Of course, Grace Cathedral is a relatively new building (when talking cathedrals) but it is stylish and beautiful; filled with lovely art. Visitors are warmly welcomed and there is a voluntary donation box, presumably to assist with upkeep. I loved the murals which trace the story of San Francisco's development. They beautifully excecuted, huge, colourful and interesting, lining both sides of the nave. There is lovely stained glass, both traditional and modern. I was particularly entranced by the gorgeous embroidered hassocks - navy blue ground, filled with botanicals like a medieval tapestry. So look down as well as up and around.
The Cathedral is situated on a dear little park across from Top Of The Mark. So you can go from the sacred to the profane in the twinkling of an eye and finish your visit with a cocktail and a magnificent view of the city and Bay Area.
Was interested to note a huge mural across the road to my left as I exited the main doors of the Cathedral, a large bas relief mural commemorating those who were Masons and served in the war. It's on a huge MasonicTemple.
This is a very well heeled neighbourhood. All the markers are there.

Thank milliesmum2016
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Grace Cathedral is a gorgeous place to visit and it will not take long for you enjoy the beauty of this historical keepsake. The stained glass windows are extraordinary and the structure is reminiscent of the cathedrals you would find in Europe. If you are visiting Nob Hill, take a moment to walk through the Cathedral as you will not be disappointed and it will only take a small amount of time to enjoy this beautiful, awe-inspiring structure.

Thank pitch720
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We really enjoyed this spectacular church with all the art on the walls. Also, right across the street is a very nice park with several fountains and the day we were there, the park was crowded. It was definitely where the neighborhood congregated.

Thank rduinc
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