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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

Address: 1104 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: 415 456 3016
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Ranked #7 of 23 things to do in San Rafael
Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.

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Banning, Ca
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232 reviews 232 reviews
115 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Mission was rebuilt on new site to reflect the parish history next to a newer church. Free to see and a nice gift shop. Pay meter parking allow for 40 minutes or longer. Nice people, good visit.

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A nice little mission, very similar to the many other in California. Does not have as much to it as somewhere like San Juan Batista, which is an amazing mission to visit.

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San Francisco, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It is a small church and there is not much to see. Worthwhile if you are in town but it is not like most other missions. There is not much else to see other than the church.

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NYC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There was a service going on so I didn't get to wander around. From what I saw of it on the outside and a bit on the inside, it's a beautiful mission. Definitely worth a stop.

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San Rafael, California
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210 reviews 210 reviews
80 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the Historical California Missions. Lovely. The architecture and rich Hispanic history which predates statehood.

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Hauppauge, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Too bad its been changed to accommodate the new mass. This hurt the feeling of history that should attach to the building.

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Sacramento, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My recollection -- possibly faulty, I'll grant you -- of other missions such as Mission San Carlos, Mission Santa Clara, etc., was one of ornate beauty inside the churches. About an hour before visiting Mission San Rafael, I had visited Mission Dolores, which is phenomenally beautiful and reminiscent of the churches of Europe, but with a Hispanic/Native twist. So with... More 

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Pescadero, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Its one blocks from the main happenings in san rafeal. great place if you need to get away for a half hour from the ecclecticness of SR, busy Marin traffic. (Seems everyone is in a hurry these days.) this church will help you slow down and connect with God and your own heart. JOY!

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San Rafael, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Many artifacts. Great guide. Interesting history. A very vibrant place, being used to the max! Variety of gifts and souvenirs. Wish gift shop were open more.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We visited this site with our fourth grader kid on a Sunday morning. Place was busy with two masses in progress. Kid was impressed and very excited during the visit. the mission is located on a beautiful Mission street with a lot of other attractions to see. Overall a nice experience.

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