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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
Phone Number: 8054672131
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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.

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A beautiful church

Founded in 1797 the present church and buildings date from the early 1800s. The tour through the kitchen, dining room, Padres bedroom, and sala really give a good feel for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Founded in 1797 the present church and buildings date from the early 1800s. The tour through the kitchen, dining room, Padres bedroom, and sala really give a good feel for the life of mission in those days, and the sheepskin windows are something you don't often see. The original murals in the large church are a delight. Don't miss the... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Old mission San Miguel Arcangel is easy to find just off Highway 101 in San Miguel. One enters through the gift shop where you buy tickets for the self-guided tour. Various rooms contain artifacts of the Salinan people and from the Mission that help to explain the early days of the Mission. The church has frescoes by artist Esteban... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited several of the California missions, including our visit to Mission San Miguel Arcangel. Mission San MIguel Arcangel was established on July 25, 1797. Today it is a national landmark. It is also an active church today.

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Los Gatos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Easy to overlook in non-descript slightly seedy San Miguel.. Pretty and unrestored/undeveloped. Original, frescoes ornate church. We were fortunate to see a small baptism in progress. Well-worth a quick visit, right off the freeway...

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Stopping here at this mission is like stepping back in time. The small museum attached to the mission does a nice job at telling the story of the people and way of life when the mission was active. Walking in to the mission church demonstrates the importance of faith back in the 1700s. The building is impressive and is maintained... More 

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Beautiful hand painted murals inside church as well as the superb hand carved saints that have been brought here by the missionaries.It has the largest all seeing eye, with sun rays, of any Mission alter and a great informative map of each section around the alter that is a must read. Its ornateness has a Wow factor and impressed me... More 

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Murphy, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Nice little museum. A taste of how it would have been to live in the early days of the Spanish Missions.

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This Mission is so well looked after, many Masses daily. The inside is absolutely gorgeous, with lots of information booklets around. Fresh flowers adorn the altars. Major history, here !!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fortunate to visit on day of annual fiesta (third Sunday in September) to celebrate the Feast day of this mission's patron Saint Michael, chief of the archangels and Prince of the Heavenly Armies. Original murals are best preserved in California. Great historical artifact displays give one a sense of the lifestyle in the late 1700's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This Old Mission was easy to find in a small town of San Miguel. A water fountain with koi is in the front courtyard. The church alter is beautiful.

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