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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408 554 4023
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Santa Clara
Type: Gardens, Missions
Traveler Description: Mission Santa Clara de Asís was founded on Jan. 12, 1777, by the Franciscans and was named for Saint Clare of Assisi. It was the eighth mission... more »
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Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The mission is beautiful, lots of places inside and out to reflect. Wonderful for very small children. Can easily spend a few hours there if you bring your own food. The bathroom is not in the mission, it's in the building to the left of the mission, if you are facing it. There is one on the second floor, too.... More

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Colorado Springs
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145 reviews 145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Free access to elegant, beautifully restored old mission church and covered portico with nice sidewalks nearby.

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Granite Bay, California
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131 reviews 131 reviews
42 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is a beautiful and very well maintained mission, with gorgeous grounds around! So much was in bloom! One of the most (if not THE most) beautiful missions in California!

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Santa Clara is the only mission named after a woman saint. The chapel has beautiful statues and Stations of the Cross. Very refreshing and peaceful.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Historic Mission Santa Clara de Asis. Instituted in 1777, it is the eighth oldest of the original 21 California missions. We visited it and it is a beautiful mission. The mission is located on the Santa Clara University, a Jesuit school. It is used for student services, but mass and other church events are also open to the public.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Definitely a church that you would want to see if you are visiting the California Mission s or Santa Clara. This mission church has been a favorite of mine since I had grown up in Santa Clara. Since it sits on the Santa Clara university campus the outdoor gardens are beautiful too,

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Jackson, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Santa Clara mission is unique. It's on the grounds of Santa Clara University, is one of the few named for a woman, the church is in its 7th iteration (moved several times and burned down in the 1920s) and is a peaceful place in the middle of the hustle-and-bustle of the heat of the tech universe. Martín and I visited... More

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Los Angeles
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Although it is built on the site of the original mission, there is little to evoke the mission days. Reconstructed to accommodate a larger audience, it is really just another nice college church. The Santa Clara campus is lovely.

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Santa Clara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a beautiful campus and a great walk I've always enjoyed. The mission church is a special trip back in history in the middle of the campus.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My favorite Mission is the Santa Clara. Even though some are clearly more bonita and in quieter locations I get to go this one since its so close. Plus the Santa Clara University is a neat little campus to walk around and free parking.

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