We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mission San Miguel Arcangel

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
Description: This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area...
This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Nice Mission

When we last tried this Mission it was closed due to the Earthquake. It's quite a pretty one and very peaceful. Only get a glimpse of the Courtyard fro a corner as its fenced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
AndMH
,
Morgan Hill, California, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Morgan Hill, California, United States
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When we last tried this Mission it was closed due to the Earthquake. It's quite a pretty one and very peaceful. Only get a glimpse of the Courtyard fro a corner as its fenced off for the Franciscan Monks that live there. I think one of the better ones, although San Juan is my favorite for History.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverbank, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After an earthquake a few years ago the mission had to be closed due to structural damage. The San Miguel community has come together to do a great job of restoring the mission to even better than it had been before. The history center,though small, id very interesting, the buildings and grounds are very well looked after. A fine example... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

if you've been to other missions, you know what to expect.... Same layout and architecture. A few artifacts to view with mannequins to complete dioramas. Kinda interesting diversion.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rainier, Oregon
Top Contributor
495 reviews 495 reviews
186 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have stopped here many times over the past 40 years, just for the peaceful atmosphere, and a break from freeway driving. Sadly, the Mission was badly damaged over the years, sometimes by earthquake and sometimes just by age, but it has now been restored so that visitors can experience a bit of Old California.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atascadero, California
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
115 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Mission San Miguel is more than a national and state historic monument, it is a living piece of history for California. Founded in 1797 by Franciscan Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen its history binds the northern and southern missions in the Salinas Valley. Being only thirty-five miles from the epicenter of the 2003 San Simeon earthquake, the Sand Miguel... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Miguel, California, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very pretty mission. The nuns are very nice and the little gift shop had some fun things. This mission was badly damaged in an earthquake and is now restored with bricks made the way they made them originally. Very unique.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Yorkshire, England
Top Contributor
247 reviews 247 reviews
30 attraction reviews
465 helpful votes 465 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Definitely worth a stop to learn such a lot about the Missions. How they were set up what life was like there for the priests and the native indians. And aesthetically very pleasing too. Only a very small fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Banning, Ca
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
122 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Have passed by here many times on highway 101 and never stopped. Stopped because we are looking a 8 central California Missions. Much to our surprise we found a wonderful operating Mission that has been restored with gentle hands. Entrance to tour the Mission is through the Gift Shop. There is a small fee to tour. The Mission has been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Windsor, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Loved the beauty and history of the mission. My niece was married there and we had the reception at the Parrish hall. The whole day and evening couldn't have been more beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Longport, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I have been to many of the Spanish Missions both in California and Texas. This is one of my most favorite missions I have ever visited. It is almost totally in its original shape. It is not over restored as so many are. It is an extremely peaceful place, and as I was leaving a wonderful Spanish Mass had begun.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mission San Miguel Arcangel also viewed

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
 
San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County
San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County
 

Been to Mission San Miguel Arcangel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mission San Miguel Arcangel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?