Saint Mary's Cathedral

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  • Address: 1111 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4155672020
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, 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.


Saint Mary's Cathedral Hours

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

How to Reach Saint Mary's Cathedral

  • 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
  • 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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  • 4.75% 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

Saint Mary's Cathedral Reviews & Ratings

  • Appropriate temptation is for a place of worship to outdo all else. In SF, nothing could stay ahead of Salesforce Tower, but located well apart from those spires, it succeeds within to create a compelling focus to the heavens even as the spectacular views seem muted in every other direction. The exterior is a commanding structure that states 'we have an important place for worship in San Francisco'.

  • Interesting place to visit. The architecture and mini chapels around the perimeter were interesting. The concrete architecture and massive supports did create a intriguing center ceiling to look up into but also conved a distant feel to the space.

  • Well worth it. The filtering and use of light is amazing. Too bad we saw this Monday that they have Sunday organ concerts. Apparently the acoustics are amazing. Next time ...

  • It was awesome. We were the only ones there and a lady was playing some chords on the organ. Then after a while she moved to the baby grand and with another lady on the violin the rehearsed some classical pieces! It was celestial!

  • Beautiful church! Has a huge glass structure on the inside, a gift shop, and a real full-sized organ!

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