Sacred Places In San Francisco

Neighborhood: Cathedral Hill (Gough/Geary area)


Come and witness the astounding effect religion has had on the architecture of San Francisco, including a modernist cathedral, an antique altar in a Japanese Buddhist temple, and a Victorian styled synagogue.  Experience three of the most beautiful — if under-appreciated — public rooms in the Bay area. It’s a transcendent experience no matter what religion you follow. We offer this special tour only in May and October when we are able to make arrangements to visit the interior of these three buildings and also walk pass and talk about other places of worship in the surrounding neighborhood.

Next Tours

  • Thursday, May 11 at 1:00 pm given by Ernie NgSign Up
  • Thursday, May 18 at 1:00 pm given by Leslie WolfSign Up
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We offer this special tour only in May and October.

Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


Meet at the main plaza entrance of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Gough & Geary. Public transportation: MUNI line 38.

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Please note: Private groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.