"North Beach's most beautiful church" Saints Peter and Paul Church Tip by Jefie
Saints Peter and Paul Church, San Francisco: 16 reviews and 38 photos
Just across the street from Washington Square, at the heart of San Francisco's Little Italy, lies the beautiful Church of Saints Peter and Paul. Completed in 1924, the church is easy to spot thanks to its twin spires that rise to a height of 191 feet. There are many interesting architectural details inside the church as well, including a replica of Michelangelo's La Pieta just to the right of the main altar, and a replica of the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes at the back of the church.
Baseball fans might be interested to know that American baseball player Joe Di Maggio got married to Dorothy Arnold at Saints Peter and Paul Church in 1939. Later on when Di Maggio got married to Marilyn Monroe, even though the wedding ceremony was a civil affair performed at the San Francisco City Hall, the couple went to Saints Peter and Paul Church to have their picture taken. When the baseball legend died in 1999, his funeral was also held at the North Beach church.
Address: 666 Filbert Street
Directions: Just off Columbus Avenue, North Beach area
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