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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

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Address: The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408 554 4023
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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.
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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
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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!

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Pittsburg, California
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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San Jose
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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 

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Whitby
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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 

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San Diego, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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 

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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.

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Menlo Park, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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.)

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Banning, Ca
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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

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Naugatuck, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

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California
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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.

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