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We have been to a lot of CA missions, and this one is by FAR the best preserved/renovated. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandi W
Lehi, Utah
A stroll through time

I stumbled upon the mission while walking my Dog as my husband worked at a business nearby. I... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to a lot of CA missions, and this one is by FAR the best preserved/renovated. The audio tour is very good and informative. The people working there are marvelous, the gardens gorgeous, history great. Really, really nice!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sandi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled upon the mission while walking my Dog as my husband worked at a business nearby. I walked the exterior gardens and wandered around. I was drawn to the historic plaques and explanations about Mission life. I never saw a reservoir at a mission...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Solvang this past weekend and decided to attend Sunday Mass at the Mission. I loved the service we attended. After Mass we took the self guided tour of the mission. It’s one of the smaller Missions I’ve been to. My kids weren’t...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ethos of Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang is summed up in their value statement which reads: “We the people of Old Mission Santa Ines, following the path of Jesus Christ, are making His vision a reality through love, unity, justice, joy and hope.”...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TMenon
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

Sermon was very nice. Church is lovely. We were married here over 15 years ago and love to visit from our home on the East Coast.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

This is a small mission, not sure if they have something to see inside since it was Christmas day the day we visited. We like the view of the mountains from there, as a historic place is a good stop, but not much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NFA05
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This historic Franciscan Mission is still an active Catholic Church and Catholics are welcome at mass. It is a beautiful historic property and has well maintained beautiful landscaping. This is a nice historic stop and a spiritually restful and rejuvenating place to visit. A must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic historic Franciscan Mission. Beautiful site with old cemetery, wonderful church and grounds!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

I went here with a friend on her suggestion. I’ve never been to Solvang or the mission before this day but was very pleasantly surprised at the total experience. Was quite a relaxing day walking around the mission and taking their walk through tour inside....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

I went to Mass there on Sunday. It was a warm, welcoming place. The grounds and views were beautiful. I did not do the tour, but enjoyed my time there

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 13, 2018|
Response from jenniferh1229 |
Answered my own question! Haha 9-4:30 daily except major holidays...$5 for adults and children under 12 are free! =) did some more digging and located
January 3, 2017|
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Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about one mile to center of the town of Solvang.
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Response from CarrieAr | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure. In the areas we went it was ground floor or pathways and the doors were wide enough. My suggestion would be to call and check to know for sure though.