Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption

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Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption information

San Francisco , USA
1111 Gough St
+1 415 567 2020
Getting there
Bus: 38, 49
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admission free
Opening hours
6:45am-12:10pm Mon-Fri, 6:45am-5:30pm Sat, 7:30am-1pm Sun
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You might assume from afar that this 1971 concrete cathedral is a ship’s prow or witch’s hat. This behemoth started out as a modest proposal by a local architecture firm, but the archbishop read architectural criticism in his spare time and hired MIT guru Pietro Belluschi and Italian engineer Pier-Luigi Nervi to construct this sci-fi Catholic landmark. Say what you will about the exterior, but the honeycomb ceiling has great acoustics for organ recitals.