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Reproduction of a historic church?

According to the internet, this church is a shrine to the St. Francis of Assisi. My tour guide... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
Peter H
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Wonderful Church

Visited this shrine to St. Francis of Assisi. It was wonderful and beautiful. Love the... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Walnut Creek, California
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610 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3917
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed May 25, 2018

According to the internet, this church is a shrine to the St. Francis of Assisi. My tour guide told me it was a replica and I can’t even notice that it isn’t the original structure. It’s a must see in San Francisco!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Visited this shrine to St. Francis of Assisi. It was wonderful and beautiful. Love the reproduction of the little church inside this shrine. Visit this church while in SF

Thank FredN47
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Since we have visited the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, we knew we wanted to visit this national shrine. Saint Francis of Assisi is the namesake for San Francisco. The National Shrine consists of an historic Church, built in 1849, and the La...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed April 23, 2017

A wonderful old San Francisco gem! Visit. They built a small chapel next door in 7/8 scale called the Portziuncula, an exact but scale replica of the one in Assisi built by Saint Francis himself. This church has gorgeous paintings inside and the Mass is...More

1  Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Reviewed April 7, 2017

When I travel abroad, I always find a cathedral for a few reasons, for peace, culture, and to prey. This shrine to St Francis is amazing. It's beautiful, quiet, the stained glass tells stories. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank gillian p
Reviewed March 25, 2017

My wife and I visited this church in the North Beach area. It has an exact replica of the St. Francis Grotto in it. The person showing us around the shrine was very informative and polite. The detail of the shrine is absolutely amazing! We...More

1  Thank Ed K
Reviewed January 13, 2017

A little gem of 19th century taste in the middle of a busy intersection. Quiet and gleaming white aisles allow you to imagine what it was like here 150 years ago.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I love old churches and this one was a wonderful break filled with peace and rest from the busy streets and all the walking we had been doing in among the surrounding neighborhoods. I loved the stain glass and the stories that the art work...More

1  Thank TheSandyCrab
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Please take a break and enjoy a moment of peace in this cathedral, when they are not having service. Appreciate the architecture and I like to peacefulness that comes with it.

1  Thank Enhan
Reviewed November 24, 2015

Loving the story of Saint Francis of Assisi and what he stood for, made this visit even more memorable. One of the greatest experiences is to visit the replica of the chapel which is next door. I spoke to one of the Franciscan Monks for...More

1  Thank Trapperkpr
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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