Mission Santa Clara de Asis

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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Mission Santa Clara de Asis
4.5
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.
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Gardengel-IoW
Crawley, UK565 contributions
Hidden in plain sight!
Feb 2020
This was the last of 15/21 Missions we visited over three weeks in California recently. It is a very good example but only the church no mission buildings.
I would probably have it a 5 if it hadnt been so difficult to find somewhere to park, we nearly gave up. I knew we had to get a pass at the gate for 2 hours free parking, but finding that gate was not easy and in fact we never did. We stopped and asked outside of the campus - no idea and then we pulled into one of the car parks inside and asked a student - no idea and all the carparks need a permit. We eventually parked on the street, Alviso & Market I think, near the fire department and walked in. There was a map of the campus inside and luckily we werent far from the mission.
It is open till 8pm - just a well by the time we got there.
It is a large church and highly decorated with gold, large paintings, painted ceiling and border work.
The church is open and free but as such is in use as a church all the time so be mindful of any folk using it as such when visiting.
The surrounding grounds and campus are well kept and there are bits of sculpture - modern - dotted around.
It was nice to see it lit up at night as got dark while we were there!
On our way back to our car we noticed that the multistory carpark (opposite the fire department) is also pay and display but that bit is in smaller print than the 'need a pass' so that didnt register when still in the car.
Written March 15, 2020
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dalves5
Santa Clara, CA11 contributions
Beautiful Mission in Silicon Valley
Jul 2019
This Mission is a must see if you are in the area and appreciate historical landmarks. It is located on the beautiful SCU campus and hosts many weddings and events. This is a wonderful place to visit and appreciate.
Written August 9, 2019
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tati_kat2020
San Diego, CA108 contributions
Peaceful Claradise
Sep 2018 • Family
I love coming here to relax after a hard day, taking in the pretty flowers or coming to a nice church service. Despite it being on a college campus, it still has that community feel.
Written August 5, 2019
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David G
Saint Louis, MO6 contributions
Last minute motel arrangement
Jun 2019 • Friends
This was away from the oceanside activities, but offered an excellent access to the interstate for the next leg of my journey.
Written June 15, 2019
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John K
London, UK519 contributions
A delight
May 2019 • Couples
An easy walk from Santa Clara train station. Externally and internally a beautiful building. Impressive. Peaceful. Outside, there were glorious roses and carefully tended gardens. Situated in the impressive grounds of the University of Santa Clara, where we came across a Native American meeting, celebrating with dance and music. Ironic that it should be just by the Mission. Memorable visit.
Written May 31, 2019
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CleopatraBunny
Flagstaff, AZ1,512 contributions
Beauty and serenity on Santa Clara University campus
May 2019 • Couples
Stop at the guard gate off the El Camino Real campus entrance for a free 2-hour parking pass to park in the garage. Then walk up the main pedestrian mall to the church and rose garden. Since it’s in the care of the school, it’s very well-maintained. No admission fee and open both early and late. Definitely worth a short visit. The campus is lovely as well!
Written May 29, 2019
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almaru41
Santa Clara, CA19 contributions
Beautiful History in the Heart of Silicon Valley
Dec 2018 • Friends
It's a gorgeous old building surrounded by a lovely campus. Mass and other special events make it much more enjoyable.
Written March 10, 2019
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,133 contributions
California Mission at University of Santa Clara
Dec 2018 • Solo
Enter the campus of the University of Santa Clara on the east side, go to the information kiosk and tell them you want to see the church and you will get a 2 hour free parking permit. From that parking lot walk west across the campus and you will find the church building from the Mission of Santa Clara de Asis. The rest of the mission site was converted for use by the university. The church has a glorious interior. There are no tourist devices, like a gift shop, and it is not a museum; but it is worth a look if you are in the area.
Written February 9, 2019
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pearlwhite
San Jose, CA140 contributions
Beautiful church on beautiful university campus
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is a beautiful and well-maintained California mission church on the serene Santa Clara University campus. It has a very active parish and the masses are traditional with great music - especially the student mass Sunday night that pulls from the talent of the student body. You can't drive up to the church anymore, so park in the neighborhood and stroll through the campus.
Written January 28, 2019
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hotelreviewer333
Beaverton, OR311 contributions
Beautiful church and Christmas Eve service
Dec 2018 • Couples
Visiting for 1 night to the area and decided to attend a Christmas Eve mass here. My work takes me onto the SCU campus often but I've never been inside this historic mission. A beautiful, lively service with holiday songs and inspirational messages for the holiday and the coming year.
Written December 31, 2018
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