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Mission Dolores

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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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+1 415-621-8203
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This church is worth doing a tour , the staff are very friendly and explain the origins of the church then you can wonder around at your own leisure, you enter into a small chapel then go on the see the whole grounds , there...More

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at the mission park and had some time on my hand so I decided to explore what there was to do around. I'm glad I went to visit Mission Dolores. It's not expensive($7 per adult), fast (less than 1h) and I feel I...More

Thank Francois B
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The 19th of the 21 California Missions I visited while on a motorcycle trip was Mission San Francisco de Asís (Mission Dolores). The Mission was founded on October 9, 1776 as the 6th Spanish Mission and is the oldest structure in San Francisco. Next to...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed September 8, 2018

The original mission church from which the city takes its name, this is an interesting church that was one of the string the Spanish priests established from Baja to Sonoma, each a day’s ride apart. Even more interesting than the Church was, for me, the...More

Thank Wayne-Librarian
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Visited this Mission on my quest to visit all 21 California Missions. On this trip visited San Francisco, San Rafael, and my 21st Mission and the 21st constructed, Sonoma. The Mission in next door to the Mission Dolores Basilica, also a very beautiful church. I...More

Thank Dionges1
Reviewed August 31, 2018

After the Native American, but before the gold rush the Spaniards came to settle the area with catholic missionary work. One of 21 missions in California, this is a nice place to absorb the history, gardens, and rest your feet from trekking this lovely city.

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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

What history! It is so well preserved and a very nice, calm tour. The people maintaining it are charming and friendly.

Thank Olga G
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Mission Delores is a beautiful and historical Church / Mission right here in the City. We just happened to walk by and decided to take a stroll throuh the historical Misson. It had been years since we had been there. We love it!!!

Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I really recommend you visit here to get a rare perspective, if you dare. It's not the architecture. It's all about what happened a couple of hundred years ago to make this possible. The inside historical presentation.is glossed over. So, you can be the soundless...More

Thank SF94114
Reviewed August 10, 2018

If you would like to get away from the madding crowd, take a bus to the Mission District and explore the Mission. It's amazing, made out of adobe and with a ceiling painted by the native people. It was built in 1791 and it survived...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.