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Old Mission Santa Ines

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Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
Phone Number: 805-688-4815
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Each mission along the El Camino Real brings California history alive

We enjoyed a brief stop at this historic old mission established along the El Camino Real running from San Diego up to the San Francisco bay area. Each mission is much like the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a brief stop at this historic old mission established along the El Camino Real running from San Diego up to the San Francisco bay area. Each mission is much like the others but all of them offer a real look at California history. Worth a visit.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A beautiful setting for this historic site. They have a small souvenir shop and a self-guided tour wth a museum and lots of information. I love being able to take my own time examining the exhibits, architecture, history.

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Monrovia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of the nicest of the smaller California Missions. Well restored and active. Worth the time to check out.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a mission that offers fantastic scenery on top of early California history. The museum is location is located in the heart of the Santa Ines Valley,, and adjacent to the Danish Village of Solvang. The interior of the chapel is unpretentious and the museum is small with fewer original artifacts that other missions, however, the natural landscape near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I am really happy we took the time to visit this Mission after stopping in Solvang for breakfast. The museum artifacts were nicely displayed, the gardens were beautifully manicured, and the church was really peaceful. Their gift shop was also excellent- I wish I bought more! The views of the surrounding hills outside of the Mission are breathtaking. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

They have the most amazing roses and the inside of the church is beautiful. They have a great gift shop & everyone was friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

When we visited the mission was filled with a service, joyful son and prayers. We felt right at home and enjoyed people watching as well as strolling the grounds.

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La Palma, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Old Mission Santa Ines is a beautiful small mission that has a full schedule of Catholic Masses on Sunday. Attending Mass in Old Mission Santa Ines is a wonderful experience. The inside of the mission is quite impressive. Members of the congregation seated next to my wife and me were quite welcoming. The Mission is over 200 years old, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Similar to other missions, provides education of local history. Includes a number of artifacts on display ; self guided tour features audio recordings at several stations proving explanation/discussion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Santa Ines is a small mission with a great view! You can imagine exactly how the area looked back when it was originaly established. It was well presented.

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