Old St. Mary’s Cathedral

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About Old St. Mary’s Cathedral

Old St. Mary's Cathedral stands as a testament to resilience, a beacon of faith that has watched over San Francisco since the Gold Rush days. Rising above Chinatown, this historic cathedral combines Gothic Revival architecture with tales of survival, from earthquakes to fires. It's where East meets West in a spiritual embrace, offering a quiet sanctuary amid the city's ceaseless energy. Visiting Old St. Mary's is like finding an old friend in the midst of a crowd, a place where the city's soul seems to gather, whispering secrets of the past to those who take a moment to listen.

Best time/season to visit:
While serene beauty knows no season, Christmas at Old St. Mary’s is like stepping into a Dickens novel, if Dickens had a penchant for dim sum and dragon dances.