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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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3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those of you who have made the journey from the bottom of the state (San Diego) to the wine country missions, this is a mandatory visit as part of the chain.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into people watching, take a drink/picnic & spend an hour or so in the park ( like most locals seem to do ) on a nice afternoon. Good children's play area BUT be aware marijuana smoking is prevalent ( almost a must)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places that if you have more than three days in the area you can visit. It has a lot of history and an interesting cemetery. Check out the ages of the folks buried there and you’ll see a pattern when...More

Thank 54tomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old church (I believe it's the oldest existing building in the City) with beautiful artwork and friendly docents. The graveyard adjacent is the resting place of a veritable who's who of early SF historical luminaries (and simple immigrants too)...Following your visit you can lunch...More

Thank Matthew D
Reviewed June 13, 2018

This is a place of solitude and comfort. A place you can be calm and feel safe. Being here will open your heart to any fears you may be experiencing. ❤️

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

When I read about Mission Delores, I knew we had to visit and it didn't disappoint. The stained glass windows with all the missions in California were quite interesting. It also has a section that gives some history of San Francisco in relation to the...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I love history, especially California history. The California missions are great places to visit. The architecture is amazing here. It is quite small though,compared to the other missions in California, but this is in San Francisco. It is a self guided tour. Pretty fair priced....More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed April 29, 2018

In my view, any time you're in a mission town, you should visit the mission itself; it's where the town, and California began and the more of them you visit, from state to state and within the same, you will also be able to better...More

2  Thank gryphonisle
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Had a blessed, peaceful and healing time and pilgrimage visiting Spanish mission churches from San Diego to San Francisco - did 12 of the 21 mission churches. Priests and church/museum staff were very helpful.

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Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Being the history buff that I am, I was instantly intrigued when I read that Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco. I attended Saturday evening mass here and enjoyed the beautiful, intimate setting of the small church. The priest and staff were...More

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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
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March 26, 2017|
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Response from egchora | Reviewed this property |
No, there are no audio or docent tours available. It is a self guided tour but they do provide an informational pamphlet. There are also signs posted at each station that you can read for a more in depth visit.
March 7, 2016|
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Response from CyberDawg | Reviewed this property |
We're Catholic. We went to mass. It was close to where we were staying in the mission.
November 28, 2015|
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Response from nwaynesworld | Reviewed this property |
No need for an organized your. Use the public transit to get to the church and enjoy on your own.