"Grace Cathedral" Missions / Churches Tip by furioso

Missions / Churches, San Francisco: 4 reviews and 4 photos


Favorite thing: This impressive neo-Gothic structure crowning Nob Hill was built on the site of the Crocker Mansion after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The interior features stained glass windows in celestial blues and vibrant reds and yellows. There are also frescoes depicting the history of San Francisco and scenes from the life of San Francisco's patron saint, St. Francis of Asissi. The gilded bas-reliefs that adorn the doors of the main entrance are cast from Ghiberti's original molds for the Gates of Paradise that adorn the Baptistry in Florence. This facility also boasts an indoor and an outdoor labyrinth.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2002
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