Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

1017 11th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814- Map It
(916) 444-3071

AAA Editor Notes

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is downtown at 1017 11th St. (at K St.). A landmark that is part of a complex of historic buildings, this cathedral was built in the late 1880s and remained the largest Roman Catholic church west of the Mississippi River until 1966. The Italian Renaissance-style exterior is distinguished by a 218-foot-tall bell tower. The interior dome, 110 feet above the floor, features 16 decorative roundels—each 5 feet in diameter—that depict scenes based on scripture quotations. The massive stained-glass windows, restored wood pews, octagonal-shaped marble baptismal font, wall frescoes and 13-foot crucifix suspended above the altar are all noteworthy.
Free.
Hours: Mass is given Mon.-Thurs. at 12:10 and 5:10, Fri. at 12:10, Sun. at 7:30, 9, 11 and 5. Spanish-language mass is given Sun. at 1 and 7. Chinese-language mass is given Sun. at 3. Guided tours are given Wed. beginning at 12:40, Sun. beginning at 10 and noon.