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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
408 554 4023
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Ranked #3 of 17 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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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My wife and I needed to occupy ourselves in the San Jose/Milpitas area on a Thursday, so our choice for the morning was to visit the Mission Santa Clara on the campus of Santa Clara University. There are beautiful gardens and stonework, a trellised walkway covered in wisteria that must be amazing in the spring, olive trees that are almost... More

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Santa Clara, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
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16 helpful votes 16 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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36 attraction reviews
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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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30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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