"the latin district" Mission District Tip by mindcrime

Mission District, San Francisco: 53 reviews and 132 photos

  Mission Dolores Park
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Mission district is one of the oldest in the city, occupied by Spanish speaking people and students that prefer an alternative way of life, I guess the rents are cheaper here too. For the visitor it’s a good area to walk around, with many cafes and several restaurant with cheap food. The name of the area comes from the Mission Dolores, the oldest building in San Francisco (see next tip).

After the Mission Dolores we walked to Mission Dolores Park(pic 1) , once a cemetery for the jews but now full of people that do sunbath or play weird games (pic 2). Although we enjoyed our walk through the park it was full of mud in many areas. What we liked most at Mission (except the cafes) were the beautiful graffiti and murals in many walls (pic 3), showing scenes from daily life but also important montents of American history or just surreal paintings. I didn’t like some buildings like the Mission Bank though (pic 4), the architecture was incompatible :)

Address: Area surrounding Valencia and 16th Street
Directions: we took Bus 49(towards city college) and stopped at MISSION ST&18th
Website: http://missiondna.org/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 20, 2010
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