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Reviewed August 10, 2019

This is our favorite mission to visit, and we have visited many throughout the state!! It is it very beautiful, very well organized, and well preserved. This mission is truly a must see! The chapel is gorgeous and sparks self reflection. One can sit in the chapel all afternoon and feel transported back in time!! Walking throughout the mission gardens you feel peaceful and happy! The gift store is absolutely fabulous! We visited during the Christmas holiday! There was soooo much to choose from! The merchandise is both religious and historical, very unique and artsy merchandise!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

The gardens are beautiful, including several large pond gardens. Get the audio tour. It helped me understand what I was seeing. It explains the issue with the swallows and their history with the mission. The gift store is a plus, 1/2 historical and 1/2 religious. Parking is a challenge, but the visit is well worth the time.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Mission San Juan Capistrano has a long history. It is being preserved and presented by a dedicated group of people who value sharing this history with the public. The gardens are lovely and it is very pleasant walking through the site. There are historic displays and artefacts that tell interesting stories from many perspectives.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

We attended one of the many events/concerts that is held in the Mission courtyard. Tickets sellout very quickly for all of the shows. The Beatles tribute band is one of the better ones

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

This was my all around favorite of all the California Missions I've visited. Please spend the extra few dollars and tour with a docent. We had a beautiful visit and the icons and paintings are breath taking. I loved the Saint Peregrine Chapel. He's the patron Saint for Cancer and it was an emotional experience. The displays and collections are wonderful and the grounds immaculate. There's free parking in the front of the Mission, which we missed! A very well stocked gift shop too.

Date of experience: July 2019
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