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Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

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#3 of 49 in Historic Sites in San Francisco
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Church
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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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our San Francisco road trip planner.
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  • Die Eintrittskosten von wenigen Dollars lohnen sich sehr. Mit zwei Broschüren wird die Architektur und die Ausstellung bestens beschrieben. Ein Highlight! The entrance fee of a few dollars is well... 
    Die Eintrittskosten von wenigen Dollars lohnen sich sehr. Mit zwei Broschüren wird die Architektur und die Ausstellung bestens beschrieben. Ein Highlight! The entrance fee of a few dollars is well...  more »
  • We tour churches in Europe, so why not in the US? We took a ride share to Nob Hill and made it just in time for our 2:00 tour ($18 seniors). The docent explained the history of the church building.....  more
    We tour churches in Europe, so why not in the US? We took a ride share to Nob Hill and made it just in time for our 2:00 tour ($18 seniors). The docent explained the history of the church building.....  more »
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  • Beautiful church in Nob hill. We were lucky last Sunday to see a live performance there. Surrounding area is safe and clean. Very good view of San Francisco from there. That area is not good for biking although.
  • I really enjoy visiting cathedrals and this one did not disappoint . If you arrive in the morning when the sun is coming in from the east you’ll enjoy an incredible light display from the stained glass windows . Beautiful architecture. A very peaceful experience . Free to visit

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