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Mission San Antonio de Padua

Five miles northwest of Jolon, Jolon, CA
+1 831-385-4478
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An enormous jewel

It's located on a military base but once inside you'll be transported to another era and get a... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
carmello34
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Carmel, California
Beautiful Mission

This mission is in a secluded spot about 40 minutes off of Hwy 101, but it is a must see for any... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
Woodpecker48
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Walnut Creek, California
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Five miles northwest of Jolon, Jolon, CA
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"fort hunter liggett"
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"army base"
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"gift shop"
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"california history"
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"king city"
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"paso robles"
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"california highway"
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"financial support"
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"nice museum"
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"well worth the effort"
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"worth the trip"
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"step back in time"
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"chapel"
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"mass"
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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

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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

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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

2  Thank CTBCalifornia
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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

Thank Chicarita
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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

3  Thank Gregg S
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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.

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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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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Mission San Antonio de Padua is on the grounds of the Fort Hunter Ligget Army base. Access is no problem - but it is not really close to the major freeway. If you are interested in early California history, the drive is absolutely worth it....More

2  Thank delfhedde
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

A visit to this California mission is to take a step back in time. It was founded July 14, 1771 and due to Its remote location, looks like it would have almost 250 years ago. We attended the annual fundraiser, Evening in the Garden, which...More

Thank DandLtravel
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Founded in 1771 in a remote valley, the Mission San Antonio de Padua is an elegant place to understand the history and architecture of California missions. Remote and hidden for years on land owned by William Randolph Hearst and then a military base, Mission San...More

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