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Mission San Juan Bautista

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Address: 406 Second St., San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
Phone Number: 8007770369
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Very Quiet, Connected with Old California Town, too

This is a very nice mission in the California mission system, and the mission and chapel are worth visiting in their own right. In addition there are buildings from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Liars N F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice mission in the California mission system, and the mission and chapel are worth visiting in their own right. In addition there are buildings from the post-Mexican era including a stable and residential/old hotel complex. Very quiet town with a very quiet mission. Nice for an hour or so. No real eateries close by, so don't... More 

Thank Liars N F
Chernex, CH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd mission on a trip to visit 15 missions. I am now writing this after having visited 10 of those 15. This was one of the ones (with a museum) that was curated least expertly. There are a lot of artifacts, but the labeling was either non-existent, sparse, or at worst even incorrect. This mission could use... More 

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Gilroy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mission structure has been remarkably preserved be cause it has been in continuous use since it was built, San Juan Battista is a tiny town packed with the History of early california. There are ties to the Donner party, and this was the "jumping off" point for the interior of California

Thank Norma W
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this site during the family mission trip. It was one of our favorites due to the mission size, property and surrounds locale of the San Juan Bautista State Historic Park. We stepped back in time and would have loved to have looked in the old Plaza Hotel. The mission and courtyard were realistic and kept up beautifully. The mission... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Great history, very interesting displays ... farm equipment, facilities or the inside of the house where they lived. All well maintained and preserved.

Thank dasenkaharykova
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

This is the loveliest mission, and the entire town it perfect. We went early, and you should definitely plan on about 1.5-2 hours. Don't be rushed, and just soak in the beauty and peace of the surroundings. The garden is simply breathtaking. The smells, the birds; truly stunning. It's cool if you are a Hitchcock fan also, because of Vertigo...... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Tons of history to be experienced, bring the family or stroll around on your own and be transported to another time!

Thank WinoExtreme
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The lovely, old church has three aisles, making it the largest. Visit it! It is a special place. Mission San Juan Bautista is our favorite of the 11 missions we have visited to date. This mission deserves more work to preserve it further for the future. Old music and other museum exhibits are great.

Thank SandraF63
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I love places like this, where it really feels like a step back in time. Everything from the old church sanctuary to the exhibits on the side added to that feeling. The missions have an interesting history, and there are a lot of opinions about them, but actually being physically present at this one was really the highlight of my... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Enjoyed Sunday mass at the Old Mission church! Wonderful homily and a very friendly and welcoming congregation.

Thank abogue2016

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