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SS. Peter and Paul Church

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Address: 666 Filbert St, San Francisco, CA 94133-2805
Phone Number: +1 415-421-0809
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Beautiful inside and an Eclectic location outside. I've lived in the Bay Area for years and today I took my first look inside this church. If you traveled in Europe or South... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful inside and an Eclectic location outside. I've lived in the Bay Area for years and today I took my first look inside this church. If you traveled in Europe or South America, you'll feel right at home. The park outside, Washington Square, is home to everything from local residents to, well, people who reside in the park. This church... More 

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College Station, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is very historic and beautiful and we found it convenient to stop in for a Saturday evening mass while out and about in San Francisco.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Home to many famous weddings and proclaimer of one baptism, one world, one shepherd philosophy. Near red light district of San Francisco and many great Chinese and Italian restaurants meet together. If you're in the area visit this building. At night the facade is illuminated by projector in the adjacent park.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a gorgeous church that is open to the public. Very beautiful inside. A great place for a few moments of silence and stillness while you're in this very bustling city. Be aware that they close the church at 4:00 so get there early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Really enjoyed this church. Beautfiu inside and out. the Staff were very nice and personalable. I felt at peace while attending mass, although it was in Italian i really felt very spiritual. One added bonus: Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio both attended this church as well. Highlight of my trip. The Morris Family from Takoma Park, MD.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Again, if you are tired of strolling the city or after climbing down from Coit Tower, come in and appreciate a moment of rest and peace.

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Pontedera, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I thought it was a place full of answer about the italian history in SF while it's just a simple church. The mass is nice but nothing special.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Simply beautiful. Sit in a pew, say a prayer. Be grateful you are there. This was on my list to see, and we just happened upon it while walking in the North Beach area. A God Wink.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Visit the cathedral while you are in Little Italy. This is a great cathedral to see and if you would like to pray.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This beautiful church soothed our hearts and minds in July. We were able to light a candle for our cousin who critically ill and did pass on a day later. We sat in Washington Square an just sat quietly letting the peace of this place wash over us. It is a beautiful church.. Recommend a visit when you are in... 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. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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