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Mission San Diego de Alcala

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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
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Carlos R wrote a review Mar 2020
Lake Forest, California131 contributions48 helpful votes
I’ve been to several missions. This is the first mission. Other than that to me this was very much like all the others. The hours given on trip advisor is for the gift shop. However I think that is the only way in except during Sunday mass.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Mamjensen wrote a review Mar 2020
Modesto, California407 contributions66 helpful votes
We enjoyed our visit to the Mission which was the first one built by Fr. Serra in our state. It dates back to 1769 but has been almost completely rebuilt. The tour is self-guided and was easy to follow. The price of admission was very reasonable and the people were very nice. Fun way to spend some time on our visit to San Diego!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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MarkArmstrong2 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bismarck, North Dakota42 contributions9 helpful votes
250 years ago Saint Junípero Serra y Ferrer, O.F.M., was a Roman Catholic Spanish priest and friar of the Franciscan Order who founded this first of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, in what was then Alta California in the Province of Las Californias, New Spain. The grounds are filled with information about the missions, the Franciscans who built the mission. The history is full of stories of sacrifice, faith, destruction and rebuilding over 250 years. The Church is an active parish now with a school. More of us should understand the rich history here. We rented bikes for the week we were staying in San Diego at the Hilton. We took the green trolley line from Gaslamp stop downtown to the Mission stop. It was a half mile from the trolley stop. Great way to get around the area.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Gardengel-IoW wrote a review Mar 2020
Crawley, United Kingdom569 contributions201 helpful votes
at this Mission. $3 entry for Seniors $5 otherwise. Given 3 different information leaflets. Large but simple church and separate chapel. Large courtyard, one side of which is private dwelling. Nice fountain and large pepper trees, small museum. Impressive five bell tower. This is number one of the twenty one Mission and we saw 15 of them in three weeks! This one is worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CleopatraBunny wrote a review Feb 2020
Flagstaff, Arizona1,459 contributions388 helpful votes
We love history and have been on a quest to see all 21 California missions, of which the is the first. Very nicely maintained with just enough exhibits to keep your interest. Popular with school groups, so you may be able to listen in for a bit of history while there. Plan about 30 minutes. Ample free parking.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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