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“Beautiful Mission with quite a history”
Review of Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores
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Heart of San Francisco Culture: a unique Bike and Food Tour
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Explore The Mission District with Optional Lunch
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Radical SF: Castro and Mission Districts
Ranked #80 of 550 things to do in San Francisco
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Owner description: The oldest building in San Francisco features adobe walls, original tiles and timbers lashed together with rawhide and hand-carved altars.
Detroit, Michigan
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“Beautiful Mission with quite a history”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

One of the oldest buildings in San Francisco that survived the earthquake and fire. The inside of the church is beautiful. Visit the gift shop and look at the Beautiful Rosaries they have for purchase. The history is rich with interesting facts of the indians (from which there are no descendents left from this tribe) and the Spaniards.

Visited October 2013
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Cincinnati
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“More Than A Visit To A Mission Church”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

A visit to Mission San Francisco de Asis (popularly known as Mission Dolores) is definitely worth the time for a visit. The Mission Church is beautiful inside and one of the few buildings that survived the San Francisco earthquake. In addition to the Mission Church, you get to tour the Basilica with the Pope's Coat of Arms and the Pope's Umbrella. There is also a relatively large cemetery outside the Mission Church to walk through. All this for a small admission fee.

Visited October 2013
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Connecticut
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“Beautiful Mission”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is the oldest standing building in San Francisco, and is a wonderful place to visit. The interior of the church is beautiful, and the self tour is a must do. It was a nice way to get a taste of the old settlements in San Francisco.

Visited October 2013
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SAO PAULO
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“historical building in nice neighborhood”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Most probably the oldest building in the city is the old church of Mission Dolores. There's a graveyard too. It's interesting to visit this area of the city full of history. You learn a bit about this fisrt settlement of Spanish priests and the native Indians who lived and died here.

Visited September 2013
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Woodburn, Oregon
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“You can feel 'Old San Francisco'!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

The Delores Mission was such a wonderful place to get that "Old Mission" feeling... Dating back to 1713, when the houses were made from woven grasses. There is a replica of such a house there. The graveyard was so special, seeing the names of those who had made that area their home. The monks and priests that settled there and made the church such a wonderful place for the people are also buried there.
The old mission has a beautiful altar and Saints adorning the inside, a pews that were actually used by people who attended church.
The new church is quite a site, even from blocks away you can see the beautiful spires looking toward the heavens!
I enjoyed my visit to the mission very much!

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