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Mission San Gabriel Archangel

537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
+1 626-457-3048
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Wonderful Visit

This was a perfect sized Mission for us to tour. There were a variety of items and lots of history... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
AR1350
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Austin, Texas
Third Mission Visited

This is the third mission I’ve visited after San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey, and so far this... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Colby S
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Irvine, California
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Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova, Spain, who wanted to share his religious faith with the inhabitants of the New World.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This was a perfect sized Mission for us to tour. There were a variety of items and lots of history to take in. The parking lot was being worked on so we grabbed a street 2 hour parking spot. We visited in the early morning...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is the third mission I’ve visited after San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey, and so far this is my least favorite. There are some nice aspects about the mission like the Spanish/Moorish architectural elements of the church’s facade, the centuries old artwork and...More

Thank Colby S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We visited the San Gabriel Mission after my wife finished reading a book about one of it's founding priests, Junípero Serra. It was very cool. It costs $6 to get in, but there is quite a bit to see. There is the mission itself, a...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

While you are in the San Gabriel Valley you should make a point to visit the Mission San Gabriel and appreciate its early California architecture and learn about some early CA history.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Took the family to visit Mission San Gabriel on a Saturday afternoon. The Mission was not crowded and at times we were the only folks around. The museum gives you an opportunity to explore and there is plenty of information to learn about the Mission...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I have been visiting all the old California missions. This is the 18th one of the 21 that I have visited. Nice people here. This is rather small, but it is still quite nice. $5 to go on the self-guided tour. The church is nice...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This mission had some great artifacts. I liked all of the written information explaining the various things around the grounds. Such as the water well.

Thank Mslalo
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Quintessential mission, nice preservation of an aging church. Now it is surrounded by urban chaos rather than the farms, Padres, and Native Americans. Worth a visit.

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

San Gabriel was the 8th mission we have visited in California, and the Mission Church is quite beautiful, with many works of Spanish colonial art. The larger mission itself and courtyards seemed to be undergoing some renovations, so that it appeared somewhat dilapidated. Not like...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a very nice mission. It of course has improved over the years and is beautiful. I can't fully agree with the missions because of the native americans being enslaved, but other than that, the mission is very nice.

Thank catherinelX8640GX
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Bradley S
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Response from davidpS7730SF | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the late morning and spent quite a bit of time touring the exterior gardens and such and left in the late afternoon. Check the hours of operation. Photo ops always depend on the time of year. I don't think... More
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