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Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
Phone Number: 805-688-4815
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Amazing grounds

We had a small picnic lunch overlooking the valley while visiting this mission, not as popular as some other missions but a lot less touristy very beautiful

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Edmonds, Washington
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Wildomar, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

...but there's really nothing to see. It's true, the church is beautiful from the balcony and on the bottom. The paintings were exquisite. It's not that interesting because, fun fact, it was made in 1804, instead of older and more evented missions.(ex. La Purisima Concepcion)

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We had a small picnic lunch overlooking the valley while visiting this mission, not as popular as some other missions but a lot less touristy very beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This Mission is on the small side. There is a $5 fee to go through and see the history. Very informative and the fee helps take care of the mission-so-worth it. Good history of the area also. They have s large parking area which overlooks a valley. See the mission-go get lunch-come back to the shade and view.

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

love the location. very quiet and small church but it has a homey feeling to it. always stop by here everytime were in Solvang. it has a huge view in front of the mission, very hilly and a lot of farmland. very relaxing

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This is a working church but in the system of the California missions this is one of the newest. The attached museum, which I believe is the justification/excuse for charging the admission fee could use some help: the rooms are small and feel overflowing. At least one of the stations of the self-guided tour did not work during our visit.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The view from this mission is incredible and worth the drive just to see that, but the mission itself is small and just OK as a tourist destination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Working church with good artifacts. Quiet with very well kept grounds. Worth the stop. I've been to many of the other California Missions and found this one to be in good shape. worth the stop

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Pleasanton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This Mission has a self guided tour w/ an entrance fee of $5. It's great to see how this place used to look like and some edification of the local history.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Could not have asked for a nicer day to take a self guided tour with my sister and friends. If you like to visit historical landmarks, don't miss out on this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is a lovely mission with a beautiful view of the Santa Ynez valley. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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