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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
Phone Number: 8054672131
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This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area...

This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.

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We are on a mission to visit all of the missions in Ca. This is number two so far. There is a $3.00 fee to make the tour but worth the modest charge. There are a lot of painting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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76 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are on a mission to visit all of the missions in Ca. This is number two so far. There is a $3.00 fee to make the tour but worth the modest charge. There are a lot of painting and murals that haven't yet been restored so they are in amazing shape considering no one has meddled with them over... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only 10 miles out of Paso Robles. Charming, delightful, inspirational, educational. We loved it so much we stayed for mass, and are so happy we did.

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Port Hueneme, California
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138 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This mission is not drowning in crowds so you get a chance to savor the serenity and concept of religious life from a historical perspective. Super grounds and historically accurate restoration of structures. The place was a monastery but the order recently moved, no idea if it will affect the experience.

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Clearwater, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to drive the region and made this one of our stops. It truly is a very blessed place to visit. The chapel was open and we lit two candles. We encourage the continuation of the restoration for it truly should be kept for generations to come.

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Paso Robles, California
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful mission on the inside. There was a great article in Smithsonian magazine that reported that the mission was so poor they could never remodel and therefore has become one of the best preserved missions with the original art. The access from the freeway is so easy that there is no excuse not to stop.

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Yorba Linda, CA Land of Gracious Living
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See our previous review first! I just found out today that the place is haunted! It turns out that during the mid 1800s around the Gold Rush Era this Mission was bought by a man named Reed who had married the relative of Vallejo, a Former Mexican Governor. Reed and his business partner had bought the land from the Mexican... More 

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Burbank, California
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not expect to visit this lovely mission. We drove by and decided on the spot it was worth a visit. We were so glad we made the decision. It had closed to the public for the day but the chapel and grounds were open. The need for repairs simply made it more authentic. There was information in the... More 

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Del Mar, California
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315 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We were surprised at how large the entirety of the property is of this Mission. The courtyard in front has many old artifacts and there are many buildings in back that are still in use today. The chapel is large and beautiful and was in use while we were there. There is also a large outdoor area with park, tables,... More 

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Orange County
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130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I have been to many missions. Some, such as San Juan Capistrano, are fancy tourist attractions that charge admission. That is not San Miguel. This is a working church is a small community nestled in the farm country of the Central California coast. That's exactly what I like about it. It's not hard to put yourself back in the late... More 

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Los Altos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

A history walk of early California mission life. A must stop for mission devotees. My son wrote about this mission for his fourth grade report.

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