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Mission San Antonio de Padua

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An out of the way beauty!

The 12th of the 21 California Missions I visited on a motorcycle trip was Mission San Antonio de... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Tim D
Marana, Arizona
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Excellent historical museum

Had a very informative presentation by the lady in the store. Well preserved artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

The 12th of the 21 California Missions I visited on a motorcycle trip was Mission San Antonio de Padua. It was founded on July 14, 1771, and was the third mission founded by Father Junípero Serra. It is 30 miles off 101 and requires driving...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Had a very informative presentation by the lady in the store. Well preserved artifacts and historical record. Good place to relax and enjoy the quiet surroundings. Good selection of reasonably priced consignment artwork from local artists.

1  Thank Zuzarte2000
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

very nice mission embedded in a beautiful environment. makes a good stop between big sur and nacimiento-fergusson

1  Thank Christoph R
Reviewed 3 February 2018

It's located on a military base but once inside you'll be transported to another era and get a wonderful California history education. The courtyard is huge and you can ramble the adobe/brickhalls and feel you're in another time. It's a hushed atmosphere and I just...More

1  Thank carmello34
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This mission is in a secluded spot about 40 minutes off of Hwy 101, but it is a must see for any one interested in the missions of California and California history. It is one of my favorites, great for photography. A really pleasant lady,...More

1  Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is the 3rd oldest mission in California, and one of the least visited, It is one of the best preserved and most historic missions I have visited, and the location is one of natural beauty and wildlife. Put this mission on your list of...More

3  Thank CTBCalifornia
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Rustic, authentic and well-restored operating mission. We were so glad that we took the detour to visit Mission San Antonio de Padua. The courtyard is so tranquil and peaceful. The setting of this mission is beautiful and isolated. It’s almost like travel back in time...More

1  Thank Chicarita
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My wife and I are on a mission to visit all of the California Missions and the San Antonio Mission was on our list until we visited it this past weekend. It is off the beaten path so be prepared to drive 23+ miles off...More

4  Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This mission is in the middle of no where, but it is very interesting, and very well worth the effort to get here. You will likely have the place to your self.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Discover this beautiful piece of history nestled off the beaten track in amongst the hills. Mission Antonia is approximately 28 miles along Jolon Rd off the 101 Fwy near King City (follow signs to the Fort Hunter Ligget Army base). You can be assured you...More

4  Thank jausbusa
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