We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408 554 4023
Website
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa...
Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 44 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Gorgeous!

The mission sits in the middle of the mall of Santa Clara University. The chapel is well maintained, with beautiful fresco paintings and tile flooring. The adjacent courtyard is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
VictoriaK2
,
San Jose, California
Add Photo Write a Review

44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The mission sits in the middle of the mall of Santa Clara University. The chapel is well maintained, with beautiful fresco paintings and tile flooring. The adjacent courtyard is breathtaking with wisteria vines and lilies in the garden. A must see in Santa Clara!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburg, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Attended a concert performed by SJSU music dept. The concert was very nice and this church is beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This place is remarkable. It is set in the middle of Santa Clara University but is better for it. The mission church is surrounded by some of the original walls which have the most delightful wisteria growing over them. Nearby is the graveyard where many padres, some of whom could not stand one another, are buried close to one another... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitby
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Mission is located on the Santa Clara University grounds. The parking attendant gave me a brochure, parking pass, and directions to the visitor's lot and the mission. The campus is very beautiful. Flowers and green grass everywhere. I had downloaded a self-guided tour of the Mission from their website that made it very easy to tour the church. While... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had a few hours on our recent trip to Santa Clara and my wife chose for us to visit the local Mission. Our boys do a 5th grade project at their school on different missions throughout the state. The campus that the Mission is located on is beautiful. We walked around and saw all of the historic markers, etc.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

For those who enjoy beautiful churches with a rich history and a visually outstanding interior that brings you to be in the presence of God....This is one not to miss.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Menlo Park, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Mission Santa Clara de Asis is both a present-day Catholic parish church and a member of the original 21 California missions chain from the 18th-19th centuries. We attend concerts there regularly; the acoustics are perfect for choral music. (We recommend bringing chair cushions.)

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Banning, Ca
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
122 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

Poor signage to locate, it is located near the center of the campus. Restored several times and relocated because of floods and earthquakes. Very nice inside to see. Worth finding. Inside Santa Clara Universigy

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Naugatuck, CT
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The mission was a great stop in my half day around Santa Clara! I spent about an hour and a half here. I had printed a self-guided walking tour off of the website but they also have handouts inside the mission in the right hand foyer. The only thing that I couldn't see were the bells in the tower but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
California
Top Contributor
1,703 reviews 1,703 reviews
1,082 attraction reviews
685 helpful votes 685 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the better restored or maintained of the California missions. Better yet, still operates as a church. Seriously beautiful gardens.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Mission Santa Clara de Asis also viewed

 

Been to Mission Santa Clara de Asis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mission Santa Clara de Asis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?