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Mission San Juan Bautista

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Address: San Juan Bautista, CA
Phone Number: 8007770369
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This site holds lots of history and was one of the 21 Missions along the historical El Camino Real route. It is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful agricultural fields... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dundas, Canada
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Dundas, Canada
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81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site holds lots of history and was one of the 21 Missions along the historical El Camino Real route. It is situated on a hill overlooking the beautiful agricultural fields. Provided us with lots of history of California and this area we did not know. The well preserved chapel is still used for mass on Saturday & Sunday.

Thank OurWanderingCasa
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Spanish Missions of California offer glimpses of an alternative history when Americans had not reached the West Coast and Spain ruled.San Juan Bautista Historic park preserves one of the largest of such Missions. Situated off Rt 101, it is an easy drive from most places in N. California. There is enough to see to make this a fascinating day... More 

Thank bansir18
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Mission has been restored since my childhood and adolescene. I have many find memories of years past during the development of my religious myths.

Thank George A. J
Los Angeles
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Go back in time and visit a mission that looks very similar to it origial construction and even the surronding area appears to have changed very little. $4 entrance fee for adults. $3 for seniors $3 for candles Takes about 45 minutes for a self tour. (depends on how much reading you due in each room) Parking is plentiful. Between... More 

Thank ganon
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Not to be missed. This is a very interesting historic site. Not only the church but the whole Plaza around the church offers historic buildings with great exhibits. For Alfred Hitchcock fans, this is the church tower featured in "Vertigo."

Thank Christine M
Sedona, Arizona
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

There is the state park and then the mission, which is still used as a local parish church. Both are worth seeing. Short drive off Hwy 156. and worth more time to spend in town, which looked interesting but will have to wait for another trip. Docent was helpful leading tour of the Mission and what is most astounding is... More 

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San Diego, California
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62 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Mission located directly above the San Andreas fault. Restored as the largest California mission church. Altar is well-preserved with its brilliant paint. Very beautiful and educational.

Thank John D
Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

The mission combines two of my favorite things: beautiful old missions and Vertigo. We wandered around the pretty, well kept grounds for a half hour or so, admiring the area. Thought about trying to go up the bell tower but that didn't work out to well for Kim Novak, so....

Thank WhiskeyPriest_2012
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111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This Old Mission is unique in that it has several other museums, such as a stable & a hotel , within walking distance. A beautiful church garden has Stations of the Cross built into trellises with climbing roses . Inside the Church, the alter depicts John the Baptist as the center figure .

Thank PtLomafoodie
Cleveland, Ohio
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97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Found this mission by accident on our way to Pinnacles National Park. We spent about 45 minutes touring the mission and learning it's history, very interesting for a non-catholic. As we were there they were preparing for a wedding at noon so we didn't want to end up as uninvited guests so made it a short stay.

Thank swingdrummer

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