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SS. Peter and Paul Church

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Address: 666 Filbert Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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The REAL San Francisco

This is how early San Franciscans lived. They built glorious edifices and honored God. They loved beauty. They donated out of their working class household budgets. See what penny... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit if you're in Little Italy, purely because of the oddity of its address. I found out that Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe had their wedding photos taken on the steps of this church (although they didn't get married there).

Thank MickeyThePikey
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is how early San Franciscans lived. They built glorious edifices and honored God. They loved beauty. They donated out of their working class household budgets. See what penny campaigns can do. The art, mosaics, spires, photo ops, Mass, organ playing is all exceptional.

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Palm Springs, California
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89 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The outside is outstanding but the inside will leave you in awe of the beautiful alter and the beautiful stained glass. A must see.

Thank Yolande B
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112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have passed the cathedral in many times. Wished there was a pamphlet describing the building and its history,

Thank sallyw547
Chesterland, Ohio
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729 reviews
293 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

SS Peter and Paul is a very pretty church outside, but the inside is simply magnificent. As to the outside, it is the largest and most striking building on Lincoln Square. If you are there in the morning, if the light hits it right (which happens fairly often on nice days), the gold cross at the top simply glows. I... More 

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I'm not sure how we ended up here, but I think we had just come down from Coit Tower and were changing buses when while crossing Washington Square Park we took a detour and M'Lady said that this was where Marilyn Munroe got married - actually it was a blessing after a civil ceremony to Joe DiMaggio. At the time... More 

Thank Ron R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The stained glass and altar was stunning. Really glad I made the walk. Must visit for anyone interested in architecture or who want somewhere peaceful to visit/pray/reflect. Candles are $5 each to light and understandably go to the upkeep of the Church.

Thank Georgia B
Vista, California
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142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Grew up in the Bay Area and whenever we come back if we have the chance, we like to visit this church. Not a regular church goer but this is just incredible. The architecture and feeling inside is beyond amazing. Located on Washington Square in the Little Italy neighborhood - and that address - really ?? 666 Filbert St. -... More 

Thank jenLeCreate
San Francisco, California
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251 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

there's no other way to describe it. no wonder dimaggio and monroe had their wedding pctures taken here. its very peaceful inside with lots of statutes of italian saints. check out st rocco with the dog at his feet. of course there is a statute of st francis. if you go to mass you have your choice of italian, english,... More 

Thank l1jjc0x
Southampton, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A very unusual street address. Anyways this is a nice cathedral on Washington Square. If you get there for mass you will notice that it is in Italian. Nice building.

Thank Paul H

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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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