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SS. Peter and Paul Church

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666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2805
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 415-421-0809
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is a must see if you are in area. The iconography, sculpture and architecture alone is enough to make it worth the visit however the space itself has a atmosphere truly befitting its grandeur. Spend some time enjoying the space and reflecting on...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The parish church in North Beach. It's an historic landmark in this neighborhood and always catches one's eye.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is such a beautiful church, often missed since it isn't close to many tourist attractions, but definitely worth a visit. It is located right in front of Washington Square in Little Italy, close to Coit Tower. It is beautifully designed and the inside is...More

Thank Adriana P
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Saints Peter and Paul Church is a Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Located at Filbert Street, across the Washington Square and is known as "the Italian Cathedral of the West", and has served as the home church and cultural center for...More

Thank Arun K
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This attractive white church towers over Washington Square park and Little Italy. It was used as the Cathedral in the film Sister Act. We would have liked to see inside but there was a service in progress. It is intricately designed.

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Having pigged out in Little Italy we walk past here to Fishermans Wharf. Nice church with a little park opposite. Happy to gave seen the church.

Thank Geoff Y
Reviewed 23 June 2018

Beautifully situated on San Francisco’s Washington Square. Possibly the darkest church I have ever been in. Open to visitors during the day. Not surprisingly, we found Mary (Pieta) inside.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

There are many elaborately designed churches in San Francisco and this one is worth mentioning. I think it’s difficult to argue that, aside from Jesus, Peter and Paul are the two most influential people in the Catholic religion. I enjoyed seeing this really awesome looking...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old church located near Washington Square. Interior architecture is absolutely breathtaking. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Whilst walking around the North Beach (Little Italy) area we came across Saints Peter and Paul Church a Roman Catholic Church directly across from Washington Square. This 1924 Italian Gothic styled cathedral with twin spires is where Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe took wedding photos....More

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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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5 August 2017|
Response from Sherry S | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it.....yes.
Nancy K
24 February 2017|
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Response from jenLeCreate | Reviewed this property |
Hi Nancy K, I don't have too much to add as you got some good info from aggie1202. She is right they do not have their own lot. And they are street meters as well as other sites similar to spothero to reserve - parkwhiz... More