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Mission San Antonio de Padua

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Address: Five miles northwest of Jolon, Jolon, CA
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It is a TRICK to find, but worth the trip

This Mission is off of the beaten path. You have to drive through a military base. We took several U turns before we found it. Great setting and surroundings.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ron Y
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Corona del Mar, California
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Corona del Mar, California
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Mission is off of the beaten path. You have to drive through a military base. We took several U turns before we found it. Great setting and surroundings.

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Tracy, California
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33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of my favorite missions. The artwork is beautiful, the chapel is gorgeous and best of all are the 2 mission cats Rosario and Spirit. Rosario is the black cat, make sure you ask about his story (no spoilers here!)

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california
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180 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is one of our favorites, actually it is my favorite. It is a little difficult to get to, but worth it. It is in the middle of a Military reservation, off of Jolon road.

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1 Thank mcpcmp
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This mission, although remote, was so worth the time/effort to see. The docent was so informative and included a fascinating story about Rosario the mission cat. This black cat joined our group of 40 and eventually led us to the small gift shop after we learned about this mission. Having seen all 21 missions, this mission still remains my favorite... More 

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Larkspur, Colorado
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457 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I really loved this mission but it was hard to find my way in and hard to find my way back out. This is the least restored mission as it is not near any populated area, but was quite lovely and worth the visit. The hand painted doorways and chapel art really amazed me. I donated $50 to this place... More 

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Fairfield, California, United States
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108 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Located outside the Fort Hunter Liggett army base, easy to find. They remain open during renovations, still interesting even without the docent-led tour. Very well maintained, the church still has mass once a week, and the murals are something to see. There are signs around the grounds in front of the mission describing various structures that existed and how they... More 

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Palm Springs, CA
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151 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

You'll get your California Mission merit badge for visiting this mission. It's 26 miles off of U.S. 101. It's quiet, has some interesting features like the threshing floor that you just can't see at other missions. Since you've got to be a little intrepid just to get here why not go all the way and STAY at the mission. It's... More 

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San Marcos, California
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1,021 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Mission San Antonio de Padua is not close to the main roads like most of the missions. It is located well inside Fort Hunter Liggett outside King City California. The mission is currently undergoing a significant renovation project. The mission is still worth visiting during the renovation. Almost all areas are still accessible. This is the third oldest of the... More 

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Toulouse, France
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Probably a beautiful and peaceful place BUT... It is undergoing massive renovation until 2018, and when I say massive, i say MASSIVE. The mission is almost not visible from the outside due to a wire fence, no bathrooms outside of the construction bathrooms (outside, where it's burning up), no access to any other parts of the mission aside from the... More 

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We almost did not go to this mission as it is off the beaten path, actually it is next to Fort Hunter Liggett. We were pleasantly surprised as to the what we stumbled upon. First, the mission is undergoing a massive renovation. However, the most of the property is open to the public and is it amazing. Beautiful craftsmanship and... More 

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