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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in San Miguel
Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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San Jose, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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.

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Rainier, Oregon
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437 reviews 437 reviews
161 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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.

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Atascadero, California
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297 reviews 297 reviews
104 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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 

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San Miguel, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

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North Yorkshire, England
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233 reviews 233 reviews
29 attraction reviews
451 helpful votes 451 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.

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Banning, Ca
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228 reviews 228 reviews
112 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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 

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Windsor, United States
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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.

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Longport, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My son and I had a great time at the mission. We laughed we prayed in the beautiful church even though we are not chatholic. You can feel the history. Loved every minute of it. I think him and I are going to try and go to each mission. The ladies in the little store where very nice and helpful.

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