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Mission San Juan Bautista

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406 Second St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
+1 800-777-0369
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Great break from busier attractions

Attended 10am Mass and then explored the mission. You can walk the El Camino Real trail, see the st... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bljam
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New Bremen, Ohio
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Well-Maintained Mission Still Used for Services

Located just outside of Hollister and easy to access. The grounds for the mission are large and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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406 Second St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Attended 10am Mass and then explored the mission. You can walk the El Camino Real trail, see the st Andreas fault, explore the mission grounds & gardens, and walk the cute old town. We were lucky that the parish was making & selling enchiladas while...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located just outside of Hollister and easy to access. The grounds for the mission are large and impressive, and you can see the exterior of the mission and the grounds from the outside. It is well worth the small fee that is charged at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way to the Monterey area from the SF Bay area. We're not churchy, but a place to stretch our legs and learn an interesting piece of history made this a worthwhile stop. Doesn't really take more than an hour to get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passing through town on a moto ride. Great mid state resting place for over night. Lots of places to eat! Multiple places had evening events, music as well. If you can Eat at Jardines! Great food.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a whim. It was a neat place to see. The Mission is part of the California Missions and this was the biggest mission built. It is still an active church. This mission was in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo. They state has...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We are not at all religious and generally find Catholic Churches to be ostentatious but this mission has a simple, lovely charm. Paul, the guide, made the history of the mission and its role in the area come alive.

Thank David C
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

There's all sorts of reasons to stop at this particular mission, coming from or going to Monterey, including a pivotal scene filmed here for the movie "Vertigo", but one of the best is the actual church itself---one of the biggest of California's missions and the...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We went on a Tuesday. Got there about 12 noon. It was busy with school kids. A bit noisy and crowed. But they all cleared out by :30. After to quiet and peaceful. Bring water with you and food. There is a few water fountains...More

Thank patricia49er
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

While in San Juan Bautista we stopped by the old Mission if San Juan Bautista. The Mission is still in use and the grounds are beautifully maintained. Hard to believe that this place is over 200 years old. Great place to visit and view some...More

Thank Ramon A
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this mission it was closed and we just looked around the grounds. They close at 4:00 pm. We arrived at 3:45 so she didn’t charge us admission. My husband and I thought it was a fascinating historically and spiritually. It’s easy...More

Thank Amy w
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Alyse H
February 18, 2018|
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Response from laker1rn4 | Reviewed this property |
yes, they do have mass there
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