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Published on February 8th, 2013 | by admin

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Historical and Architectural Landmarks in San Francisco


San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. There’s so much to see and do in San Francisco. So how do you select places to go in such a city that has so many things worth seeing? Here we list our picks: the city’s six top historical and architectural landmark sites.

The Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937, is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco. It is a suspension bridge spanning the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. Walking along the beautiful beach at Crissy Field, passing volleyball fields and windsurfers, you can enter into the Golden Gate Bridge to have inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean.

Golden gate bridge © from Flickr

Coit Tower is a white concrete column rising from the top of Telegraph Hill in San Francisco’s Pioneer Park. The 210-foot tower was built in 1933 and resembles a fire-hose nozzle. It offers fantastic views of the city and has nearly 400 steep steps. Make sure you look for the green parrots chirping along the way.

Fantastic view of San Francisco from the Coit Tower,© Ben Leto

Lombard Street is famous for the crooked street that is located near the top of Russian Hill where the hill is so steep (27°) that in 1922 the street was transformed into eight sharp turns. Standing at the bottom of the crooked street, you can watch cars maneuvering down the winding road, a very interesting view.

Lombard Street

Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores is the sixth religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions and is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco. It was built on June 29, 1776, by two persons known for preaching to the locals and inviting Spanish settlers to the Upper California region, Alta.

Historical and Architecture Landmarks in San Francisco

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California, © Andy Cross

Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, opened to tourist to 1854, is a proto-cathedral and parish of the Roman Catholic Church in San Francisco, California. The cathedral is situated on the corner of Grant Avenue and California Street.

The Bank of California Building, located at 400 California Street in the financial district of San Francisco, is a 22-story-high Greco-Roman style structure built in 1908. Today, the building is occupied by the Union Bank.

The Bank of America Building ©Mel1st

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