Grace Cathedral

sights / Religious

Grace Cathedral information

Location
San Francisco , USA
Address
1100 California St
Telephone
+1 415 749 6300
Getting there
Bus: 1
Tram: California St
More information
www.gracecathedral.org
Prices
suggested donation adult/child $3/2, Sun services free
Opening hours
8am-6pm, services 8:30am & 11am Sun
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This Episcopal church has been rebuilt three times since the Gold Rush; the current French-inspired, reinforced concrete cathedral took 40 years to complete. The spectacular stained-glass windows include a series dedicated to human endeavor, including Albert Einstein uplifted in swirling nuclear particles. Check website for events on the indoor labyrinth, including meditation services and yoga.

Grace's commitment to pressing social issues is embodied in its AIDS Memorial Chapel, with a bronze altarpiece by artist-activist Keith Haring, his signature figures angels taking flight – especially powerful since this was his last work before his 1990 death from AIDS. Day and night, spot yogis walking the outdoor, inlaid stone labyrinth, meant to guide restless souls through three spiritual stages: releasing, receiving and returning.