U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in California
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#6, San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores)

Founded September 1, 1772
by Father Francisco Palóu.
San Francisco.

Personal Observations

My wife and I visited Mission San Franciso de Asis on February 7, 2004. Mission San Franciso de Asis sits in the heart of a major city. As a result, it is not as large as some missions, yet enough remains to make it a worthy stop along the Mission Trail. Like several other missions, there is a beautiful large newer church a few feet north of the original Mission church. On the south side is one of only three cemeteries within the City of San Francisco. The cemetery was used in the Motion Picture Vertigo along with Mission San Juan Bautista. On the day we visited, the Mission was filled with tourists and I would guess that it is one of the most visited missions. Parking in San Francisco is always difficult, but we were lucky to find a space only a block away.

Photo-Art
Mission Art & Photo-Art

History

The church built in 1791. Only intact original mission church.

Address and Directions

3321 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Photography Gallery

Front of Mission Church
Front of Mission Church. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Interior of Church
Interior of church. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Front Facade
Front Facade. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Front Facade
Front Facade of Mission Church and new church. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Front Facade
Front Facade. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Front Facade
Front Facade. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Front Facade
Front Facade. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Front Facade
Front Facade. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Church Door
Church door. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Statue
Statue in exterior wall. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Wall
Wall and entrance to Museum and Gift Shop. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Stair
Stair. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Stair
Stair. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Door
Interior of door. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Right Side of Altar
Right side of Altar. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Left Side of Altar
Left side of Altar. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Right Side of Altar
Right side of Altar. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Statue
Statue. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Baptismal
Baptismal. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Cross This cross is one of the oldest aretifacts. Photo date: 2-7-04.
North Side of Church
North side of church. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Fountain
Fountain behinde church. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Cemetery Long ago, all the cemeteries in the City of San Francisco were moved outside of town with three exceptions. One exception was the old Mission Cemetery. This cemetery was used in the motion picture Vertigo along with Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Cemetery
Cemetery. Photo date: 2-7-04.
Cemetery
Cemetery. Photo date: 2-7-04.
New Church
New church. Photo date: 2-7-04.
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