Mission Dolores

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Mission Dolores

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Mission Dolores have standing there even before San Francisco. The church and the cemetery, where you can find the California first governor grave among the tombs of young irish pioneers, was built in 1776 by Native American at the behest of Fray Junípero Serra, a franciscan responsible for California evangelization.

Is one of the most remarkable and picturesque places in San Francisco, and it's near Dolores Park, a beautiful and steep spot from where you can see the downtown skyline.

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Oldest building in San Francisco. It's worth a visit, not to mention being one of only two cemeteries in the cities that remain to this day (the rest of them got dug up and moved out around the turn of the 1900s to make space for more homes). The cemetery is small but beautiful and like maguisso says, it holds the remains of some important and interesting historic characters. The tour of the mission and cemetery is quite cheap, but you can get a quick look through the chainlink fence in the alley next to it.

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