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Mission San Francisco Solano

114 Spain St. at First St., Spain, Sonoma, CA
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Sonoma
Type: Missions
Description: This mission is noted for having been founded under Mexican rule.
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Oakland, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Small, but interesting, and included with your admission to the Vallejo home on the outskirts of town. Both worth a look if you're visiting.

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San Diego, CA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of the smaller missions but still enjoyable to see. What was especially interesting was the paintings inside depicting the various missions of California. Don't miss it while visiting Sonoma! It is right off the main square.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This easy to get to mission has much history. Easy walk from the plaza in the center of town. Admission is $3 and that gets you into the small museum, mission church and home of General Vallejo. Lots of history and also a small collection of paintings of many of the missions. An interesting part of CA history. Buildings are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My parents got married here years ago and they a Ways talked about how nice is is here and we were recently out west for Christmas and went here and is not just nice here is paridice if I already didn't have a job and home with a wife this would be where I run away to its perfect here

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London
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49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This Mission is very interesting with good historical information and (when we visited) an art exhibition of the different Missions in California painted by a local artist and donated by his son. Not a long visit but the displays and the Chapel are well worth a visit if you are spending some time in the Sonoma Plaza. You get free... More

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Enjoyed seeing this location along with the General Vallejo Home. I liked that it was located in the Sonoma Plaza and we were able to leisurely walk through the Barracks and Mission. The Barracks had an interesting black powder demonstration where they shot off a cannon and gun.

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Pasadena CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

You have three different parts of the Mission to visit in charming Sonoma... Great Italian restaurant in town...

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Historical landmark with interesting information. This is the last of the missions in California. The chapel was beautiful, worth a visit.

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louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

More than I expected for only $3. Had a nice outdoor fountain and lots of history. The General Vallejo house and barracks included in price.

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Western NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you enjoy history you'll enjoy a stop here to see the mission. The admission charge was minimal and the tour is self-guided. The barracks next door was also interesting.

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