Gargoyles and Grotesques

Five Things You Should Know

About Gargoyles and Grotesques


Gargoyles are part of the gutter system.

Grotesques and gargoyles are not the same thing.

Nobody knows how gargoyles came about.

Gargoyle blocks extend far back into the Cathedral.

Our Darth Vader gargoyle is not a gargoyle at all.

Explore all these facts about gargoyles and locate them on an interactive map! More about gargoyles »

Other Gargoyle Resources

Learn about Darth Vader at the Cathedral »

Download a PDF of the Darth Vader self-guided tour »

Check out the summertime Gargoyle Tours »

Explore self-guided tours of the building and gargoyles »

Parking at the Cathedral

Parking in the Cathedral’s underground garage is free on Sundays for services; parking for concerts and programs is available for an event-parking fee. Learn more about parking options for individuals and groups.