"Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Asis" Mission Dolores Tip by WulfstanTraveller

Mission Dolores, San Francisco: 12 reviews and 43 photos

  Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Assis
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  • Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Assis - San Francisco
      Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Assis
    by WulfstanTraveller
  • Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Asis - San Francisco
  • Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Asis - San Francisco
  • Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Asis - San Francisco
  • Mission Dolores - San Francisco de Asis - San Francisco
 

This mission, founded in 1776 and with the current building being constructed in about 1782-1792, is the namesake of the city itself and the Mission District surrounding it. It has been renovated and remodelled over the years, and most of the mission complex is long gone, but the current building is basically original. This makes it one of the oldest original mission structures in California. It is rather large and an great condition, with a magnificent altar, etc. The Mexican governor of California, Luis Antonio Arguello, is buried there in the beautiful, peaceful garden cemetery that is in spring and summer abloom with flowers.

Notably, apparently whiole it survived the 1906 earthquake, the newer American-made church next to it did not, requiring a new structure to be built afterwards.

Address: 3321 16th Street.
Directions: It's in the Mission District, south of Market and the Castro. It is at the corner of 16th St. and Dolores. Parking can be difficult in the area, however.
Phone: Tel: (415) 621-8203
Website: http://missiondolores.org

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  • Written Jul 17, 2006
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