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Mission San Antonio de Pala

3015 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA 92059
+1 760-742-3317
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great history

very old little mission with a unusual bell tower. the church and cemetery are small lots of... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
edheffner46
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fasteddy4646
Nice little stop

he San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, or the "Pala Mission", was founded on June 13, 1816 as an... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Chuck B
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3015 Pala Mission Road, Pala, CA 92059
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

very old little mission with a unusual bell tower. the church and cemetery are small lots of history

Thank edheffner46
Reviewed 17 March 2017

he San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, or the "Pala Mission", was founded on June 13, 1816 as an asistencia to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, some twenty miles inland upstream from the latter mission on the San Luis Rey River. It is a great...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lots of history at the mission. Very interesting place to teach kids about Alta California History. Very Important to share about the Native Peoples and culture too.

1  Thank eddielt1sl
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a small mission, which I proported to be the oldest in the area. The bell tower is separated from the church, not a common construction in Missions. We observed the bells, strolled through the aged cemetery and then entered the church. It was...More

1  Thank dcwuellner
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is one of oldest Mission, It is very small but very close to Pala Casino & Resort . Very easy to find. This dafinately for the History lovers.

Thank Omprakash P
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We have visited almost all of the California missions, and this was the most underwhelming.... The church and cemetery were open, but there was no one else around. It's an OK spot to stop for 15 minutes if you're driving by, but (unlike the other...More

Thank BobFromTarzana
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This is a good place to learn about one of the early California missions. It's a nice and quiet place to visit and to imagine what life must have been like a couple of hundred years ago in the Golden State.

Thank Vic S
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

No entry fee. Parking is easy. Very small chapel. No one was there at the time we came. The gift shop was closed because it's only open Wednesday through Saturday. We went to the chapel at San Juan Capistrano, it is so much nicer. They...More

Thank RickyLee
Reviewed 23 December 2015

The larger missions get all the attention, but this mission is not to be missed. It's not too far from the Pala Casino.

Thank EscondidoGirl
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This is the first time we have been to this mission. Was very nice and excellent displays. Grounds are lovely and cemetery interesting.

Thank Patti021
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