Saint Mary's Cathedral

Currently Closed
  • Address: 1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4155672020
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral

This eye-catching Expressionist Modern cathedral was built in 1967, and it thought to be one of the greatest architectural accomplishments it the city. Reaching 58 metres into the sky, and topped with a 17 metre golden cross, the church is an arresting sight. White marble flows elegantly over the exterior. Inside, 2400 people can be seated, and huge windows look out over sweeping views of San Francisco. The centrepiece is a 14-tonne kinetic sculpture.

The cathedral’s also humourously called the "Our Lady of Maytag" or "McGucken's Maytag", as its exterior somewhat resembles a large washing machine agitator.

Saint Mary's Cathedral is one of the tourist attractions in San Francisco One Day Itinerary. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in San Francisco.


If Docents are available, guided tours are provided:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sunday after Masses.

Confessions :Monday – Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.mSaturday: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m

  • 1111 Gough St
  • Buses 38 and 38R stop Geary Blvd & Laguna St
  • Bus 31 stop Eddy St & Laguna St

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  • Saint Mary's Cathedral Address: 1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral Contact Number: +1-4155672020
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Saint Mary's Cathedral(preferred time): 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Time required to visit Saint Mary's Cathedral: 00:30 Mins
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  • 5.05% of people who visit San Francisco include Saint Mary's Cathedral in their plan

  • 29.41% of people start their Saint Mary's Cathedral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Saint Mary's Cathedral

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

84.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Saint Mary's Cathedral

People normally club together California Palace Of The Legion Of Honor and Washington Square while planning their visit to Saint Mary's Cathedral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The Cathedral is wonderful - an architectural gem. Fascinating history as it was built in the 1960's. Cement Trucks were lined up all the way down Geary to pour foundation. The Archbishop is a source of much consternation. He is highly not-respected and a full page ad was taken on in SF Chron siting his many biases, anti LGBTQ, Opus Die, conservative views. ...dozens of SF Catholics signed the ad. When he leaves, the archdiocese will celebrate.

  • Excelent acoustic and beautiful modern architecture on top of a beautiful hill. An amazing place to pray an worship Gods grace

  • Everytime I attended mass here, may it be a saturday or a sunday mass; there was always this man, dressed in a suit, mean looking, bouncer like, who stands by the door. This man dictates when you can proceed to take a seat. He would even tell you to move to a different seat where other people are already sitting. I never understood that. The only church I've been that has a "bouncer" by the door. Makes you feel like you're at a night club instead of a church.

  • Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone visited us in Makurdi Nigeria and indeed great to have him with us

  • Don't miss it. Not a typical Catholic church. Modern building with huge Interior space. Not a historical site.

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