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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
415 456 3016
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Ranked #6 of 10 attractions in San Rafael
Type: Missions
Description: Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
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Pescadero, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Calm and relaxing place for reflection. A place wer i can have a silent time to give thanks to jesus.

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San Leandro, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Perhaps it was just that he was already tired from earlier activities but the three year old really didn't do well here. Nice mission, in the heart of San Rafael... We had lunch then made a quick walk-thru... Nice mission in a great state of upkeep!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Street parking can be difficult during the week and business hours, plus, parking meters are the standard; the Mission offers no parking for visitors. The Mission and Church are not original, having both been rebuilt after earthquakes destroyed the first ones. Gift shop is hit-or-miss as far as operating hours are concerned. Bring walking shoes because all the buildings on... More

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California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

This mission will be celebrating it's 150 anniversary in 2013. It is small, and something about it - makes it historically special and sweet. To attend Mass in the mission, is special too. To attend Mass at the main church is beautiful, but the quaintness of the mission is so nice.

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san francisco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

visited here many years ago with a group of seniors. There is a lot to see in the small area. Staff is personable but being that the museum is also in the gift shop, there is the tourist factor.

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California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Mission that no one who loves visiting/seeing missions should miss! Have had many friends wed here, many friends celebrated here and attended many wonderful Christmas masses here! Go!

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San Rafael, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The old mission still exists next to the much larger newer church. Both have a unique feel, and smell of decades of incense. The dark interiors add to the sense of history, and the little store is the place to pick up saint's cards and religious doo-dads to remind you of your visit.

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