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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

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Address: The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: 408 554 4023
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Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa...

Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.

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Beautiful Mission Church.

This is a really fine example of the Spanish style of church developed along the El Camino Real of California. Sits in the middle of the grounds of Santa Clara University in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Santa Clara, California, United States
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Santa Clara, California, United States
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55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really fine example of the Spanish style of church developed along the El Camino Real of California. Sits in the middle of the grounds of Santa Clara University in the old area of Santa Clara. El Camino Real runs right through it. Many, many different things to see within the grounds of the university. There is an... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very Old Church in Santa Clara and is located in the University Campus. The is a Tabloid on the Martyr's of the first world war and their names are also written on the walls. Amazing feeling to have visited this Church.

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1 Thank VivekTheTraveler
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place on Christmas morning. probably the best time to visit. !! It was very nicely decorated. Its very well maintained. History of the place is also provided in one section. It has a nice surrounding, some nice colorful plants & rose garden nearby. Due to holiday season , the entire university area was very calm & we... More 

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I enjoy visiting missions and this one felt extra welcoming with it's gardens filled with beautiful flowers. It helped me relax.

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1 Thank MarriedWidow
San Francisco
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671 reviews
312 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful old mission. Most of it is likely reconstructed, but still amazing. Old ruins are painted bright white. Mission chapel is as you would expect it inside. The surrounding grounds are like something from a postcard. Locals, Silicon Valley tourists - - you must make a stop here. Bring your camera for sure. Parking can be a bit confusing -... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

It if in the campus of Santa Clara University. Beautiful architecture and gives one a very peaceful feeling once you go in, sit down and think.

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3 Thank Manuel d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

This Mission is located on the beautifully landscaped , well maintained University campus of Santa Clara. There is free visitor parking on campus. Very little of the original Old Mission exists, and the current Church was built in the 1950's. There is still standing the authentic old thick adobe walls of an arched walkway. Old grapevines grow over another pergola... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This 8th mission was founded in 1777 by Junipero Serra. The mission as been moved five times due to flooding, earthquakes, fire and difficulties with local native Americans. The Adobe church was extensively decorated with wooden sculpture, bas-reliefs, and paintings, done by several artists from as far away as Mexico City. In 1799 King Charles III of Spain gave three... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Drive up to the SCU Guard Station and ask for a pass to visit the Mission. A vast space...the architecture is quite impressive. Every Catholic school kid in CA does a CA Mission Report in 5th grade...lucky the kid who gets Mission Santa Clara...

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santa clara, california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Mission Santa Clara is a part of Santa Clara University. It is said friars are buried within the confines of the mission. Don't know if that's true but the beautiful grounds are well kept and adds to the beauty and mystery of this building. It is lovely and peaceful and worth a look.

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