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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, Cultural
Owner description: This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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Type: Missions, Cultural
Owner description: This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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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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232 reviews 232 reviews
29 attraction reviews
443 helpful votes 443 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
108 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Castaic, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
16 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We try to visit a California mission each time we visit a different area in the state. We were a little disappointed in this mission. It is kept in historical deterioration. The displays are nice, but not anything special. We were impressed with the church sanctuary itself since it is kept as original as possible. Drive a few miles north... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Have driven by the Mission many times, we made the stop this time. What a beautiful well preserved original California mission. Instead of being "updated", San Miguel retains the look and feel of the 1700's and 1800's. Even the outside property gives one the feel of life during earlier days. The property is all on one level so it was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
49 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stopped at five missions over a five day trip. Mission San Miguel is wonderful to explore and photograph. It is worth a stop.

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Western Colorado
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Staying in Paso Robles in order to visit the Hearst Castle and do a wine country jeep tour and discovered the nearby attraction of this enticing mission. There also happened to be some geocaches hidden nearby as well that drew us quickly. We were so pleased to discover this authentic living piece of early California history and the easy donation... More 

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