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Mission Dolores

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Address: 3321 Sixteenth Street, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone Number: 415 621 8203
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The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles...

The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and hand-carved altars.

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Old mission cathedral worth a visit. Do not miss the garden and historical cemetery outside. Make sure to see the litle original old mission as well as the newer cathedral.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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San Francisco, California

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Netherlands
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103 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A chapel, basilica and cemetery. When we were there they still had the Christmas decorations on display. Worth a visit if you happen to be in the area.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I was seriously excited to visit this church (being a Hitchcock fan) which is why I am mad that it was such a let-down. The neighbourhood is really quiet but it was also (at the time of our visit, which was in the late afternoon) very much dead. The people that were walking around seemed shady and being an important... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Old mission cathedral worth a visit. Do not miss the garden and historical cemetery outside. Make sure to see the litle original old mission as well as the newer cathedral.

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Scottsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The California missions are a part of US history that isn't as familiar to those of us educated on the east coast. I was in San Francisco for business and took the opportunity to stop in at the Mission when I had a spare hour in the afternoon. The Mission is beautiful, as is the Basilica. The tour was $5... More 

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Made it a point to visit here this trip as I had missed it on previous trips. It is a beautiful church, basilica. There is a little museum off the courtyard with artifacts from when this was an old mission. There is also an old cemetery in the back. Lots to see in a peaceful, relaxed setting. The organist was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Hard to imagine that an old Spanish mission here was the foundation of what would become San Francisco. Harder still to fathom is that this was in 1776 when lots was going on at the newly civilized east coast. A treasure to see, enjoy and to learn more about Spanish colonial California! ...

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Saturday vigil mass is at 5 pm in the Mission church. It's impressive to imagine Mass being celebrated here since 1776. Inside the church is colorful, with plenty of statutes of saints to look at. The Basilica church next door is beautiful.

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Wolverhampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Went for Mass on a Sunday morning, lovely enthusiastic priest. Not many parishioners joined in with the singing which was a shame, beautiful hymns. Nobody welcomed me afterwards though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Visiting Mission Dolores is like stepping back in time. The oldest part of the mission is one of the more important historical places to visit when in San Francisco, and is well worth a visit if it is your first time in the city.

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Easy to find. Can be accessed via the street cars. There is a fee charged to access the property. Worth visiting.

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Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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