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Mission Dolores

3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
+1 415-621-8203
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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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  • Average9%
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3321 16th St, Mission District, San Francisco, CA 94114-1712
Mission District
+1 415-621-8203
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic mission is the oldest building in San Francisco! It is a haven in the midst of a big city. We loved everything about it!! The architecture, the history and the peaceful feeling that envelopes visitors is something special.

Thank dnhampton
Reviewed 1 week ago

Too bad this great building, which is San Francisco's oldest is in the middle of the city surrounded by concrete, but once inside the church is beautiful and interesting to see. I was lucky and found free parking on the street about a half block...More

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It seems like there is a beautiful church on every street in SF, you could spend a week exploring them all. Mission Delores is one of my favourites and I always visit when I'm in SF. It is comprised off a) the original Mission Church,...More

Thank Bernard C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The original church, founded by Franciscan friar Junípero Serra and which gave the city of San Francisco its name, is a good visit for those interested in the history of the city of San Francisco, the original habitants of the Bay Area, and the Franciscan...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Every fifth-grader in California has to do a mission project. Lucky the kid that gets to drive across town and look at this beautiful nation an interesting graveyard. Stay for mass.

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 26 August 2017

why is the Mission so far from the Presidio, if the Presidio was to protect the Mission? 1776 the time of the USA independence the mission and the presidio went in shortly after the SF bay was seen from Land,, not the sea,, it had...More

Thank Gene G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The price to enter was $24 for a family of four. The altar was very beautiful and the history of the mission is very interesting. It is a very quick tour but very much worth your time.

Thank SweetAl
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Even if you're not religious, you should definitely check this out. It is the oldest building in San Francisco and has so much history, especially in the cemetery. The basilica and chapel are also very pretty. Parking is a bit difficult but it's worth it!

Thank mariakuiper
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed this church. It has the original adobe structure from 1776 and is the oldest intact structure in the city. It also has a beautiful new basilica. These are connected together. There is a $7 per person admission fee for the mission,...More

Thank TravlerMary
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Dolores Mission is very well preserved. There is a little museum with artifacts from the natives that had inhabited the area, as well as things the brother Franciscans had brought with them. The cemetery was tranquil and beautiful, with lots of roses in bloom....More

Thank Lisa C
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
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27 March 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.
8 March 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.
29 November 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.