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Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Saint Mary’s Cathedral
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Type of Attraction
Interests That Apply
Architecture, Religion, Local Culture
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Available
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Saint Mary’s Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption

Modern Cathedral on a Hill

Address: Phone:
1111 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94109
+1 415 567 2020
Fax: +1 415 567 2040


This striking cathedral represents the modern Catholic church and the great, urban city of San Francisco. The building is topped with a unique hyperbolic paraboloid, coming together to form the shape of a cross. Towering at 190 feet, and topped by a 55-foot gold cross, this architectural masterpiece is hard to miss. This is the third cathedral to be constructed in the Cathedral Hill area of San Francisco. The original one was built in 1854 and is still standing today; the second cathedral was built in 1891, but was burned to the ground in a 1962 fire, after which the third and final cathedral we see today was constructed. Even if you're not visiting to attend a mass, the cathedral is worth a look for its stunning architecture and sweeping views of San Francisco.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 6:45am-5pm daily
Notes: Mass times vary; call or see website for more details.
Visit Time: 30min-1hr
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: All Ages
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers


Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 38 Geary
Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car Bus Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free

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