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.

Old Mission Santa Ines

Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
Phone Number: 805-688-4815
Website
Improve this listing
86%
Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Solvang
Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near Old Mission Santa Ines

Write a Review

147 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    55
    70
    22
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Riverbank, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Just the location and the wonderful garden of the mission is enough of a reason for a visit. The museum and the mission buildings add the icing on the cake. Well worth the time for a visit if in the Solvang area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The volunteers here at this Mission always are helpful and knowledgable about the Mission, as well as, the area. We enjoy the history of the areas, and the Missions are very much a part of it!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stop here to "light a candle" on every trip. Nicely kept grounds, chapel and architecture. Very peaceful place to wander and talk to God regardless of your beliefs.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Imperial Beach, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is my second visit to Old Mission Santa Ines. The location is absolutely breathtaking as you have views of the valley below. My family did the tour and we loved looking at all the artwork on the walls as well as the paintings and artifacts. The church itself is beautiful and peaceful. The grounds in the inner courtyard was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Costa Mesa, California
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
69 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Old Mission Santa Ines has been preserved and restored showing the history of this dark place. Lots of sadness with the loss of life for the Native Americans. The museum tries to spin this place in a positive way but all of the missions have blood on their walls. Well worth it to pay the admission to visit the museum... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My biggest regret is not staying longer here to walk around the valley down below. All the missions are beautiful and have very similar stories, but for a midwestern girl, the land here is what really sold me. It's nestled up in the mountains above a gorgeous hilly valley, which we happened to be present for mid-late afternoon when the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sacramento, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We didn't go inside but it was a beautiful mission with a stunning view of the valley from the Stations of the cross.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
La Mirada, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We love visiting the California missions, and this one is no exception. Although it feels less historic than some (it has been pretty thoroughly renovated), the museum and garden make it more than worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Toledo, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great spot for taking photos or just going down to park area to walk and take in the wonderful views.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
southern california
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
51 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have been to Solvang many times and had no idea this was here! Its right in downtown Solvang and we walked to it from our hotel. After seeing a few other California missions, we were a little disappointed in this one. There wasn't many artifacts. The chapel was pretty though. The grounds around this mission are the best part.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Old Mission Santa Ines also viewed

 

Been to Old Mission Santa Ines? 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 Old Mission Santa Ines 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?