Grace Cathedral sits high on Nob Hill, a magnificent repository of art and architecture. Like classic medieval cathedrals, the cathedral church for the Episcopal Diocese of California took decades to build (from 1924 to 1964). Look for mosaic murals by Jan Henryk De Rosen, a historic copy of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise” doors, a Keith Haring altarpiece in the nondenominational AIDS chapel and two labyrinths, one outside and one inside.
Staind Glass windows tell visitors stories. Hand-carved, double doors rise twice the height of an man who may stand before them. Bells toll the different hours. The artistic masonry stands legend of triumphant pioneers of their skill and dedication to God and Earth. There is a courtyard for open serenity with a pool of colored lighting.
Incredibly magical place! Beautiful architecture, and they hold fantastic events and performances. Truly on the forefront of SF community connectivity
This cathedral is stunning! There is a vibrant energy inside, gorgeous stained glasses that color the floor, there was an organ player that filled the room with an intense calming music. The architecture is really gorgeous, there was a big labyrinth for prayer. If you are in San Francisco make sure don't miss it.
This stunning cathedral is incredibly similar to Notre Dame in Paris. Its amazing to be able to see such feats of architecture right here in our own backyard. The draw to Grace Cathedral for me where the two labyrinths for prayer and meditation. The inside one is available anytime the church is open & twice a month they do candlelight yoga on it, the outdoor one is available anytime. Grace Cathedral sits right on top of Nob Hill and is a wonderful sanctuary of peace in a hectic city.
Really cool place to visit. Would recommend if you are in the area.