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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

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Address: 1104 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone Number: 415 456 3016
Description: Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel...
Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
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Rebuilt 1940's

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Banning, Ca
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Colorado Springs, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The Mission is worth seeing and has an old time feel that adds to the personal experience. Parking is a little difficult as the Mission seems to attract many people.

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Banning, Ca
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137 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
92 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

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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