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Mission Dolores

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Address: 3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
Phone Number: 415 621 8203
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Don't miss Mission Dolores if you're in San Francisco.

The original mission church building has survived intact and is the oldest building in San Francisco. It's a beautiful adobe building that sits modestly beside the much more... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The original mission church building has survived intact and is the oldest building in San Francisco. It's a beautiful adobe building that sits modestly beside the much more grand basilica. The interior has the original altars and the ceiling is beautiful. There is a small museum, a diorama that shows how the mission buildings looked originally and a small parish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like churches or history, this is a wonderful place to visit. Out of the tourist areas of the city, take the F streetcar line to this quieter spot. Beautiful church, lovely area. Afterwards, walk to the Castro district and enjoy a great lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

It's an important part of the american history and everyone should go there to understand how beautiful it's the american history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I was in San Francisco for a Film Noir film festival and wanted to see Mission Dolores because it was used as a setting in an Alfred Hitchcock film . I thought this would be a fun place to go see and compare it to what I remember seeing from the old Classic Hitchcock film– VERTIGO. A film that had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The Misión San Francisco de Asís / Mission Dolores chapel will appeal to some people on two levels: 1 Spiritually for people of faith 2 Hitchcock's Vertigo fans. For everyone else I dare you not to feel the tranquilly of this place. Once the church documents arrived the Mission was officially established in October 1776. The chapel and sanctuary are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

If you are a history buff, then go to Mission Dolores. Otherwise, it's somewhat out of the way, but not far away is the Castro District. There is so much to do in San Francisco, that only after you've visited the city many times, would you probably consider going here. If you are a teacher, probably a place to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Once you enter through the gates of this mission you will feel a sense of its long history and it is alive with its long history.. It was built in 1776 by Franciscan Monks who displaced and enslaved the local indigenous people. There is a small admission fee but it is worth it. The Church has been restored but retains... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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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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