We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

Fantastic historic Franciscan Mission. Beautiful site with old cemetery, wonderful church and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Solvang, California
via mobile
Incredible Journey

I went here with a friend on her suggestion. I’ve never been to Solvang or the mission before this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
via mobile
Read all 467 reviews
All photos (333)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gift shop”(40 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
+1 805-688-4815
Improve This Listing
Reviews (467)
Filter reviews
412 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews self guided tour gift shop california history native americans active church working church lots of history rose garden downtown solvang worth a visit lovely grounds small museum in town mass chapel artifacts parish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 412 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 450JohnK450
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Thank Mystiqgirl_66
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
Thank OhioFern
Reviewed October 30, 2018

One of the original missions on the CA Mission trail. The mission is beautifullyl preserved and still a working church. The views are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DMP3131
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I have always been conflicted about the effects California missions had on the indigenous people. I have, however, always been interested in the mission history and artifacts. Like many California missions, Santa Ines has been heavily restored, but has an ornate sanctuary apse, carefully structured...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Very nice Mission in a very nice town. This Mission was founded on September 1804 by the Franciscan Father Estevan Tapís.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The building is absolutely gorgeous. The architecture very well preserved. The saint images are beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 761tss
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Didn't take any tours, but spent a lot of time walking the beautifully kept grounds and gardens. I loved the out doors Stations of the Cross. Highly recommend for those wanting a break from the Solvang experience.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lessej
Reviewed September 3, 2018

If you want the history of California as influenced by the Spanish and native Americans this is the best place to be. You will visit the museum, the chapel itself, the surrounding gardens and the cemetery. The gardens and orchards are well preserved and a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Renato L
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Stopped by to visit the mission , pretty area nice scenery overlooking the mission ,nice gift shop , there was a wedding going on so did not get to see it as good

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SGLA2017
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 nearby hotels
Svendsgaard's Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn
466 reviews
.16 miles away
Hotel Corque
943 reviews
.19 miles away
King Frederik Inn
303 reviews
.30 miles away
Wine Valley Inn & Cottages
1,302 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 77 nearby restaurants
Birkholm's Bakery & Cafe
207 reviews
.14 miles away
The Solvang Bakery
228 reviews
.15 miles away
Ingeborg's World Famous Danish Chocolates
136 reviews
.19 miles away
Root 246
476 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 94 nearby attractions
Nojoqui Falls Park
185 reviews
.17 miles away
Hans Christian Andersen Museum
123 reviews
.20 miles away
ZFolio Gallery
9 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
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|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about one mile to center of the town of Solvang.
October 21, 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.