"Nob Hill's Episcopal Cathedral" Grace Cathedral Tip by Jefie

Grace Cathedral, San Francisco: 26 reviews and 84 photos

  Grace Cathedral in Nob Hill, San Francisco
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      Grace Cathedral in Nob Hill, San Francisco
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      Grace Cathedral's high altar
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  • 23rd Psalm Window, designed by Charles Connick - San Francisco
      23rd Psalm Window, designed by Charles Connick
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Standing at the heart of the Nob Hill district, Grace Cathedral is the main Episcopal church in San Francisco. Although construction began in 1928, the cathedral was only completed in 1964. It was designed by Lewis P. Hobart, who largely drew his inpiration from the design of Notre-Dame de Paris. Despite its traditional design, the cathedral prides itself on being a modern and openminded place of worship. Same-sex unions can be blessed and celebrated at Grace Cathedral, and an interfaith AIDS chapel was dedicated in 2000 as a memorial to those of have died from the disease and a place to pray for those who are still fighting against it. The cathedral's stained glass windows are also quite interesting to look at since many of them depict modern scenes. Finally, there is an indoor and an outdoor labyrinth where people are invited to walk and meditate.

Grace Cathedral is open daily from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Rarely have I seen a place of worship that went so out of its way to make visitors feel welcome, it's truly worth stopping by!

Address: 1100 California St.
Directions: Nob Hill district
Phone: 415-749-6300
Website: http://www.gracecathedral.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 3, 2009
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