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Mission San Gabriel Archangel

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Address: 537 W. Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91775
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+1 626-457-3048
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09:00 - 13:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 13:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova,...

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.

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Mission Tour

I am on a Mission tour Vacation. I really liked this one. This is a must see. It really felt more original then updated. I really liked how it is blocked in like San Juan... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Turlock, California
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Turlock, California
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297 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am on a Mission tour Vacation. I really liked this one. This is a must see. It really felt more original then updated. I really liked how it is blocked in like San Juan Capistrano. I am very much enjoying learning about each Mission.

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Hollywood, CA
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lesser know destiation to get to but if you have reason to see and or stay in San Gabrield this is one of the places to visit.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 824 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Founded in 1771, just 2 years after the discovery of the San Gabriel Valley, the Mission is rich in California history. I did not have much time at Mission San Gabriel Archangel as I arrived close to the time for last entry but I had long enough to walk the gardens / mission grounds and to appreciate the beauty of... More 

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Thank Roberts69
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a nice example of the Spanish Missionaries in California. Do stop in the gift shop, get a ticket, and stroll through the museum, gardens, burial grounds, and other locations before you enter the church. Rows and rows of pews lead to a beautifully simple altar area. Well worth an hour stop.

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Thank senyor
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The self guided tour is just $6 and the exhibits/histroy is excellent. Plenty of parking in this active parish.

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Thank Bill L
Pleasant Hill, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Enjoyed our day here. So much history and the staff are fantastic for giving you information. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit the entire grounds.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I've visited this site many times, but it had been a while. Mission San Gabriel was the fourth Mission founded in California and the first near what is now Los Angeles. Today the Mission is open and for a small fee, you take a self guided tour through gardens, past various utility buildings, , dying vats, and of course, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I was born in San Gabriel, but left years ago. I haven't visited the mission for 30 years - beautiful as I remember and always love the history. The walking tour brochure was very helpful.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a very historical place you can feel the religious atmosphere and at the same time enjoy the beauty of the area. It is a nice place in the middle of a somewhat hectic area . I am glad I took the time here . I felt blessed. they also have a wonderful gift shop so yes I was... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This mission was founded in 1771 and has zinfadel and muscat grape vines that are more than 200 years old (with trunks that could easily pass as trees rather than vines). The courtyard also includes an indigenous hut and sweat lodge, and the cemetery covers the remains of some 6000 native people (Tongvas) as well as marked graves of Franciscan... More 

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