The northernmost of the California missions founded by Father Junipero Serra, this mission is the oldest structure in San ... More
The northernmost of the California missions founded by Father Junipero Serra, this mission is the oldest structure in San Francisco, dating from 1788. Walk inside and behold Spanish Colonial San Francisco beneath roof beams held together with rawhide strips. The graveyard includes the remains of both noble colonial families and the Native Americans who were conscripted to build and then serve the Mission. The museum houses artifacts and manuscripts.
The mission was an interesting thing to see. The original mission was very small and not much to see. The present cathedral was beautiful inside, but so are every other cathedral. Really out of the way to see, would've skipped it if I would've known
yahoo map shows Mission Dolores on 3rd & 16th but it is actually on 16th & Dolores. a bit of a hike.
worth the visit though. waited for the bus tour people to leave and had the place for myself on a Sunday.
Mission Delores (1776) is the oldest building still standing in San Francisco, and was where the Catholic missionaries who founded the city for King Carlos III of Spain first settled. Depending on one's views, it is either a symbol of colonial oppression, Hispanic heritage, or the city's historical birthplace.
In any case, it is well worth a visit for the history, old altar, and the only cemetary left in the city center (all other graves were dug up and moved to Colma some time ago. To see the "Land of the Dead" for yourself, take BART to the Colma station to the south)
It's hard to imagine that this church stood among pastures and green hills in the early days of the settlement of San Francisco. Now, it's a little oasis within the bustling city. For movie buffs.... This is the church that Kim Novak visits in the movie "Vertigo".
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