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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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Catch a piece of California History

This mission currently serves as the chapel for the University of Santa Clara. Masses are still held here. Great for history buffs. I recommend to read up a little on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Silicon Valley, CA
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Silicon Valley, CA
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This mission currently serves as the chapel for the University of Santa Clara. Masses are still held here. Great for history buffs. I recommend to read up a little on the history of the mission to appreciate it more. It is not very big, so it is an easy tour. When you get to the gate, the person there will... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful mission on the campus of Santa Clara University. This is an active church with Jesuit influence. Visited this site on a family mission trip and spent about an hour. Parking is difficult. No cost to attend. Would recommend this mission as it is larger and little more ornate than other missions. Worth the time to visit.... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the Opportunity to go inside and Admire the Architecture / Paintings / Script. It was very Refreshing to be there once again!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Situated on the beautifully manicured grounds of Santa Clara University only one wall of the fifth mission remains standing. Not much remaining after floods, earthquakes and fires destroyed the previous four. Original church founded in 1777 near the current site of the San Jose airport. Gardens surrounding the main church is plated with mature tree roses. Grape arbor features vines... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Attending a concert here rivals the European cathedrals, albeit on a smaller scale. One downside is paucity of rest rooms, consistent with 18th century construction!

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The students sat in on a talk by the Professor/Author of The Circuit. We toured the whole mission, art museum, and grounds including the bookstore and gardens. We had our lunch outside in a shaded area close to the center of campus so kids could see college students in their daily routine.

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful mission sits on the campus of California State University Santa Clara. As you walk through the grounds, that are kept in tip top shape, it's hard not to notice the sweet fragrant scent of roses. The mission is gorgeously taken care of it's large and bold. So much detail to look at, make sure to look up. It's... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Finding this mission was a bit of a hunt since it is in the middle of the university campus. But once we found it, it was a beautiful church. Unfortunately, doesn't have quite the charm of some of the other missions. But definitely worth a visit. The university campus is also really beautiful, we had a nice time strolling the... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I have visited here several times and have heard numerous choral performances as well. Beautiful space with great acoustics for concerts. Chanticleer and The Choral Project perform here on a regular basis. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth the visit.

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

It's not the orginal but so worth a visit as long as your on the campus. Mission has been rebuilt several times due to fire and floods. Ya can't mis it as you enter the campus... Almost seems as if the campus was designed around the mission. Beautiful architecture and design. Peaceful and serene space inside. Don't need to be... More 

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