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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be high on anyone's list of things to see while in San Francisco. It is of great historic importance and it is an excellent place to visit with an informative person on reception. We knew little of the Mission history of California or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank r0yjane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old mission and the basilica next door are a pleasant place to spend part of your afternoon. It wasn’t very busy when I visited which was nice. The staff at the desk were very pleasant and the info pamphlet is very useful in walking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed January 24, 2019

This is a lovely Church Building, the oldest structure still standing, completed in 1791. The building has survived fires and earthquakes. It is lovely inside and out. The small fee allows you inside the older church as well as the newer one and includes a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ron C
Reviewed January 11, 2019

I went to the mission district and wandered around for awhile. I stumbled upon this church. Being a huge film buff, it was cool to see where Hitchcock filmed one of his scenes. The mission's history is pretty cool and it was interesting to wander...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bekkah28
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The double towers of the glorious basilica were resplendent in the sunshine. A marvellous sight. We first visited the original adobe Mission church, alongside the more modern construct. It is the oldest structure in the city and its aisle and features are filled with history....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I was amazed at the number of people who asked me “where is it?” when I told them I went to the mission....Um. In the mission district. Here’s why it’s cool. It was consecrated 9 days before we signed the a Declaration of Independence...AND survived...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

It is an 18th century Catholic chapel with a vividly painted wooden ceiling. It is the oldest standing building in San Francisco and has one of only two remaining cemeteries in the city. Just down the road, is Dolores Park

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 135Mayur
Reviewed October 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rodneym130
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Very nice Church and great history in their facilities, the Mission and the old church. The San Francisco de Asís Mission, also known by Mission Dolores, was founded on October 1776, by Lieutenant José Joaquin Moraga and Franciscan Father Francisco Palóu.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed September 16, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.