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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

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1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
+1 415-456-3016
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Rebuilt but Must-See for Mission Afficiondaoes

Not the best California mission to visit, but a must-see if you are a mission junky as am I. This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IN_Travelers47906
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West Lafayette, Indiana
Beautiful Mission, very well preserved

Walking around downtown San Rafael in search of an old movie house, I turned my head right and saw... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
EuForia_01
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California
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Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the best California mission to visit, but a must-see if you are a mission junky as am I. This is not the original mission, but a replica rebuilt on the original site in 1949. The mission itself is very small and will only require...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking around downtown San Rafael in search of an old movie house, I turned my head right and saw this amazing mission. Compared to San Juan Capistrano and San Carlos de Borromeo in Carmel or Mission Santa Barbara, which I've visited, this one seems most...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Mission San Rafael is a good Mission and they have a lot of good stuff and they will tell you a lot of stuff about the mission and I just think it's really good. Mission San Rafael was founded by father Vicente de Sarria. When...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

The mission is in the heart of downtown San Rafael next to a newer Catholic Church. The setting is very nice up a little hill. The mission has been lovingly care for as has the landscaping. A very peaceful spot to enjoy a part of...More

2  Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

I have been visiting all of the California missions. This on is small, but quite nice. Located in downtown San Rafael with lots of metered parking. I found parking within a block of the mission. Nice gift shop and a very pretty large Catholic Church...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

St. Raphael's dominates the landscape. A large church at the top of the A Street hill, it is remarkable for its beautiful stained glass windows. It also has a professionally restored series of original paintings by Hector Sebaroli. Mr. Sebaroli was renowned in his day...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

The old mission and the newer church are really lovely. Visit both, and enjoy walking through the grounds. This is a pleasant, peaceful spot.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Having been to many of California's Missions, this was just a bit of a disappointment. Parking was not readily available on a weekend and we had to park 4 blocks away. Not a deal breaker but again, not what we have found at other Missions....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately all the buildings were locked on Saturday evening so we were only able to view them from outside. Architecturally they are stunning! The gardens were beautiful! I'm sorry that we didn't have an opportunity to spend time indoors.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

One of the missions from the glory days of the Spanish Historical and a good Sunday service . Right in the center of San Rafael

Thank zuni P
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