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Old San Miguel Mission

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Good place for a short visit

It won't take very long to go through the museum, gift shop and church. The inside of the church... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Los Angeles, California
typical old New Mexico mission

Not much but part of the trail of missions built across NM, Arizona and California. The parking lot... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Chris S
Houston, Texas
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403 El Camino Real St, Socorro, NM 87801-5106
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All reviews old church piece of history nice stop lots of history beautiful church gift shop new mexico mass restored restoration parishioners nm architecture catholic
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Reviewed December 7, 2018

It won't take very long to go through the museum, gift shop and church. The inside of the church is very nice, though, so if you happen to be in the area, go ahead and stop by.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Not much but part of the trail of missions built across NM, Arizona and California. The parking lot had lots of pot holes in it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris S
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The San Miguel is the oldest church in NM although it had do be rebuild at some point. Lots of history at this place. When inside you can feel the love and support. Great place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ralphw440
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We were looking forward to seeing the restoration of the 400 year old mission. We were greeted by the couple that cares for the church as we arrived as they were closing for the evening. They were happy to let us visit and they gave...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert F
Reviewed May 29, 2018

Stopped by on our way back to Albuquerque from T or C. Easy to find from I-25 and a nice break from driving. Lovely church, great history and quaint gift shop (some of the religious articles are donations from parishioners, so a rosary I purchased...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank visagegyc
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

This church dates from the 1600's and I'm sure has been carefully repaired. A couple of more recent additions have kept it timely and practical for modern use and the community. There's a lot of love and pride showing here and the community should be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank azgoblue
Reviewed January 13, 2018

Socorro offers limited interest, outside the Very Large Array (60 miles away) and Bosque del Apache (15 miles away). This church - in pristine condition - is a nice exception.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank akhenaton2
Reviewed October 27, 2017

We spent a pleasant 25 minutes exploring the small gift shop and museum, the grounds, and the church. Since this is an active parish, there isn't a lot of historical information in the church itself and the items in the gift shop are mostly Catholic...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank scottcaps
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Well restored, and apparently well-utilized mission. Definitely the high-point of architecture in Socorro. Grab some lunch in town and take the short walk to visit the mission.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MookS90
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We had a talk detailing the history of the place , this was very interesting . The mission has been restored to a very good standard which cost a lot of money but well worth it . Not to be missed if you are close...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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