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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Address: The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408 554 4023
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Santa Clara
Type: Missions, Gardens, Cultural
Owner description: Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.
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Type: Missions, Gardens, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.

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Banning, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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1,593 reviews 1,593 reviews
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418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

California history for real. Beautifully restored and cared for, and still a center for community worship and activities. Can't help but feel good during services on high holidays, Catholic or not.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 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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36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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19 helpful votes 19 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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