Travel to the West coast of United States

Day 4 San Francisco (30 Km.)

the West coast of United States


 

San Francisco: One of the great treasures of California. The city more liberal and more that remains faithful to itself. San Francisco boasts a population internationally, enterprising and cordial.

San Francisco
San Francisco - Tram

The most representative of the city are its steep streets and picturesque streetcars. Saint Mary´s Cathedral is the new cathedral of San Francisco, built in 1970 on the ancient basilica, which was burned in 1962. For its part, The Mission Dolores, also known as the Mission of San Francisco de Asis, is the sixth of the 21 missions built in California by Franciscan Fray Junipero Serra. A Spanish settler built a base of this adobe building, in whose cemetery lie the bodies of the early settlers and Native Americans who worked in his construction. It is considered a valuable piece of Spanish-Mexican Baroque.

San Francisco
San Francisco - Chinatown

Do not forget to visit Fisherman's Wharf, the old seaport and today entertainment center and Chinatown in the city centre, is the second chinese community outside Asia. It is an area dense, noisy and colourful. It may be interesting to visit Alcatraz, before it became the most terrible high-security prison of americas, the rocky islet of Alcatraz was a haven of alcatraces. The prison was closed due to their high maintenance costs and can be visited today by tourists. Among the most important museums include the Museum of Modern Art and the Maritime Museum.

San Francisco
San Francisco - Lombard Street
San Francisco
San Francisco - Financial Centre from Fairmont Hotel

(in 20 Km.) Muir Woods: Muir Woods is a forest north of San Francisco, where is one of the last of Sequoia Natural Forests in the world.

The place has a special microclimate, for the vast vegetation of immense trees, proximity to sea and evaporation that occurs when the sun falls on trees, plethora of accumulated water of the frequent rains.

The older trees of the Forest have more than 1000 years. Much of the history of humanity has found as silent observers of what happened. There is a tree on which are marked the most significant events of the history, showing the thick trunk of the Sequoia that was in that year.

(in 10 Km.) Sausalito.


 

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the West coast of United States