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The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

610 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 986-4557
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Ranked #147 of 374 attractions in San Francisco
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Religious Sites
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Cincinnati
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204 reviews 204 reviews
65 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is definitely a visit for pilgrims. There was a special service when we visited, so we were given the opportunity to see the Shrine and Church in the early evening.

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Sacramento, California
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72 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stopped by this church while strolling along in North beach. We also visited the gift shop. This church is just exquisite. Take time to stop by this gorgeous church and it's history. As you enter the church you are on a marble floor from Assisi. There is an exact replica of the original Porziuncola Nuova in Assisi Italy. All... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Beautiful church in the North Beach Italian section of the city. We decided to visit while walking around the area and were not disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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172 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

San Francisco is an endless joy for any lover of Renaissance: a treasure trove of frescoes from Giotto and his school adorn the Basilica in Assisi. Works began on the Church in early 13th Century, the day after San Francisco was canonized by the Pope. It is ironic that Giotto, about whom Vassari writes "there was no uglier man in... More

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Portland, Maine
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238 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This architecturally striking shrine on Vallejo Street is a prominent landmark in the North Beach district. As a BART user and an urban trekker, I didn’t mind that parking was scarce in this area. Along its interior walls, paintings depicted the 14 Stations of the Cross, from the Condemnation of Jesus to Death to the Laying of Jesus in the... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This beautiful church and its Porziuncola Nuova Chapel are tops to see during anyone's visit to San Francisco. They are located in the center of North Beach, SF's most interesting and enjoyable neighborhood, a short walk from Union Square and next to Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. The church is the oldest church in California outside of the Spanish missions and... More

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San Francisco Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2010

The National Shrine offers a place of tranquility, beauty and a powerful spiritual feeling. All people are welcome here to rest and to explore their inner selves. This oldest church in San Francisco is a must see for those interested in sacred places or St Francis or the California Missions. Also at this site is the 3/4 model of St... More

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