Saints Peter & Paul Church

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Saints Peter & Paul Church information

Location
San Francisco , USA
Address
666 Filbert St
Telephone
+1 415 421 0809
Getting there
Tram: Powell-Mason
Bus: 30, 39, 41, 45
More information
www.stspeterpaul.san-francisco.ca.us
Opening hours
7:30am-4pm
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Wedding cake was the apparent inspiration for this 1924 triple-decker cathedral with lacy white towers. The church holds Catholic masses in Italian, Chinese and Spanish and pulls triple wedding shifts on Saturdays. Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe had wedding photos taken here, but they weren't permitted to marry in the church because both had been divorced (they got hitched at City Hall).

The church is also a North Beach literary landmark, with poetry by Dante in a glittering mosaic inscription over the grand triple entryway that brings to mind Beat poets and Beatles: 'The glory of Him who moves all things/Penetrates and glows throughout the universe.'