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Mission Dolores

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Address: 3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
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+1 415-621-8203
09:00 - 16:00
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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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USD 79.00*
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Heart of San Francisco Culture: a unique Bike and Food Tour
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USD 40.00*
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Explore The Mission District with Optional Lunch
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USD 27.00*
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Radical SF: Castro and Mission Districts

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for Vertigo fans...

It was my second time there. very interesting and beautiful place. I love historic places, but the main reason that I went there is becuse I'm a big Hitchcock fan, and there is a... read more

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Ashkelon, Israel
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Ashkelon, Israel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my second time there. very interesting and beautiful place. I love historic places, but the main reason that I went there is becuse I'm a big Hitchcock fan, and there is a scene in Vertigo that was shot there

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This mission is the oldest building of San Francisco located in the Castro District. The visit is very short it is composed of a museum, the visit of the chapel and a cemetery. The shop is full of quality goods and the employees are very welcoming. Tickets cost $7 per adult $5 per child (donations)

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El Dorado Hills, California
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Like a quiet oasis, this little mission is in the busy Castro district. It is very well preserved. There is a diorama that shows the original buildings as it looked in 1790. The small cemetery, which is included on the self guided tour was especially interesting. Cost was $7 for adults. There are restrooms on the site.

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richland, wa
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of the most beautiful and haunting of the original 21 Missions of Fr. Serra. The cemetery adjacent is fascinating. Hard to believe we were in the middle of a large city.

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Caught public transport out to Mission Dolores and Basilica. Followed the entrance sign and paid $7 for a pamphlet and entry through a door to an area I could have got to for free. It's a public Church! But in the end was happy to donate for the privilege of seeing the Beautiful chapel, Basilica ( caught some of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I really enjoyed being in the oldest building in San Francisco, and learning about the missionary history of the area. The church has a very solemn, new world feel that you don't get in many other religious buildings.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful church with excellent service! Roma Catholic is always charming! Attend their services! The holly communion is good. Sermon is short. Choir and organ is spectacular! The choir lead is doing a good job.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We visited on a beautiful April day. The whole experience was very lovely and peaceful. Really enjoyed the cemetery and the staff in the gift shop were very knowledgeable. I recommend, for history buffs if you are not religious.

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We walked the Mission District to finally reach the Mission itself and took the self guided tour that starts from the chapel, then onto the basilica with its beautiful stained glass windows and altar, and then along a covered walkway with murals, photos and drawings to the old cemetery. The museum has artifacts interesting lithographs. There is small gift shop... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

If you are religious this is your place. Tons of religious equipment and god worship and history too.

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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 neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods in the country.
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