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“Sacred Haven - perfect getaway for quiet in the midst of a busy trip!”
Review of Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral
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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 8 February 2012

This church does not charge admission!!! Not sure why others posted that. As in cathedrals all over the world, donations are encouraged but by no means required for a visit. I had read about the history of this progressive church and included it as a "must-see" on my latest trip to SF. It's the perfect haven for a break from a hectic day or whirlwind trip in the city. I attended a Thursday evensong service and was moved by the echoing sounds of the men and boys' choirs ricocheting through the knave. I only wished more people had attended. The AIDS chapel is a tribute to interfaith harmony and offers the opportunity to submit the name of a loved one who has died of AIDS in their memory book as a way to honor them. I had a different expectation of the "labyrinth" I had read about on the website, but really enjoyed the concept and found the outside labyrinth to be more conducive to contemplation. Helpful staff.

Thank Jamie K
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

This cathedral that is the headquarters of the Episcopal Diocese of California. It is not only a place of worship but is a beautiful cathedral from an artistic standpoint

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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Our hotel was close to this. Great architecture, but the $5 admission charge kept us from going inside.

Thank DoreenRW
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gracecathedral, Canon for Administration at Grace Cathedral, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2012

Just to clarify, there is no admission fee charged to visit the cathedral. We do suggest a donation due to the expenses we incur to be open to the public every day of the year, but no one is ever denied admission due to the inability to make such a donation.

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

This is a lovely cathedral....one of SF's largest churches

Thank Janet L
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

This is a must see. This place is simply beautiful. The stained glass, metal work, and wood carvings are first class. Don't skip this.

Thank Dchoch
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