Panorama taken inside the Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco. The church has a very unusual and modern architecture, a curve, square based pyramid rising gracefully to a cruciform point. The motif of the cross is continued both inside and outside the Cathedral, with coloured tiles ascending the sides of the building. The layout inside is also very modern.
St Mary's Cathedral - Interior - San Francisco visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'St Mary's Cathedral - Interior' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from California.
Designed by architects Pier Luigi Nervi and Pietro Belluschi, this Cathedral opened in 1971 and the acclaimed 'Structural Expressionist Modern' design has made it a distinctive landmark in San Francisco. The Cathedral was blessed and formally dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary on October 5th, 1996 and hosted the papal mass by the late Pope John Paul II in 1986.
The Cathedral is open for visitors and guided tours and by arrangement can offer special tours focusing on religious art and the innovative architecture.
Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St, San Francisco
Bus: Geary Street (38, 38L), Post St & Gough St (2, 3, 4), Eddy St & Gough St (31)