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Old Mission Santa Ines

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Address: 1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
Phone Number: 805-688-4815
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One of the great working California missions

We've been in and around Mission Santa Ines many times, for a variety of reasons. It is charming, a classic California mission, open every day and very well maintained. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been in and around Mission Santa Ines many times, for a variety of reasons. It is charming, a classic California mission, open every day and very well maintained. I recommend it highly to anyone new to the area.

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Solvang, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the original California missions. Traditional Catholic services. Walking distance from most hotels in Solvang.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just beyond the much-visited Danish-themed commercial area of Solvang is this place of quiet beauty and California history. The grounds are lovely, with a beautiful view of the valley below. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel can be visited without doing the tour.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a ways up from the tourist area in Solvang is the Santa Ines Mission. This is still an operating Catholic Church but they are seemingly accustomed to outside visitors. It is a very nice church, and worth seeing for $5. There are not extensive mission grounds (go to nearby La Purisima for that), but from the parking lot, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Mission and took the self guided tour. Wonderful history and artifacts. The church itself is sweet and Mass was special. The gardens are lovely and even though California is in a drought, still pretty with water resistant plantings. A great place to stop and meditate, say a prayer, and feel peaceful. The gift shop had many lovely... More 

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Solvang, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the original 21 California missions established by the Spanish padres in 1804. It was here long before the Danish town of Solvang was established and is within walking distance of this popular tourist town. It looks out over a beautiful valley with an orchard of olive trees in the distance. It is a working Catholic church... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was enchanting to see all the history of this mission. The garden was very beautiful with a water fountain and a cemetery.

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Thank Maricela30
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by when we were in Solvang and it was an interesting spot. We opted out not to pay for the self guided tour of the inside the building but from the outside it was pleasant to look at. They had an area towards the back the parking lot where you could look over and see the rolling hills for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place of history and worship. Worth a stop. There is a beautiful garden and a museum. We didn't do the tour but maybe next time!

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the self guided tour. It was very similar to other California missions, but we enjoy seeing them all. The gardens were also lovely and serene.

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