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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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Worth the trip! Downtown SF...did not expect ths gem!

On a family mission trip and this was our third mission of the day. It is located in downtown San Francisco. The area is next to a school and had previous reviews of not being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a family mission trip and this was our third mission of the day. It is located in downtown San Francisco. The area is next to a school and had previous reviews of not being safe. I would not categorize it as "Not safe", but it has typical city homeless persons. I was with my husband and children, but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's well worth a visit to Mission Dolores in the Mission District if you are a lover of history and architecture. We really enjoyed visiting the mission and the cathedral next door. Absolutely gorgeous Spanish architecture!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Mision San Francisco de Asis, also know as Mission Dolores, was established in 1776 and the church was completed in 1791. It was one of the mission established by Junipero Serra. The much larger Mission Dolores Basilica is right next door to the original mission church. During the earthquake in 1906 the then large brick church next door was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we rode by here on our Dylan's Tour in June. It was very intricate on the outside. Wish we could have stopped to get a closer look. Tour guide talked about its history.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This mission is rather small and does not have much of the original mission buildings. The mission church remains in tact adjacent to the newer cathedral which was later consecrated as a basilica. The basilica is very ornate and displays a cross with a relic of Saint Father Junipero Serra, the founding priest of the 21 California mission.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

There are two churches here, the original one was built in the 1700s which makes it the oldest building I know of in San Francisco, and the second church here is one a very pretty basilica which is more recently made. There is a $5 donation required to get into the Mission, and once you're in you can see both... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

We visited four missions in California in ten days - each was and is unique and has its own architecture, history and features according to where it was built and the area it served. Mission Dolores is well worth visiting for the statuary and beautiful reredos in the old church. We were able to kneel where St. Pope John Paul... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I stopped in here. I also stopped in at a couple other of California's missions. I would recommend skipping this one and taking in one in the rural areas that give you more of the lonely empty places that these missions were built in.

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful building on the outside and we nearly never went in due to the $5 charge as I object to paying to enter a church but this one also includes a small museum and you're given a small print out explaining the history. It really is stunning inside and was empty. The organist was in playing adding... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is the oldest un-damaged building in San Francisco and is well worth a visit. The mission is made of old Adobe bricks. It is joined to the Delores Basilca which has striking stained glass windows-especially the orange windows. There is also many photographs, a small museum and a cemetary. A lovely 30-45 minute visit.

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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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