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Mission San Gabriel Archangel

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Looking for a place to meditate, this is the place. People interested in history, come and visit... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
golfjamboree
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San Gabriel, California
GR8 for kids of all ages to see life 200+ Years Ago

This was our last stop before the freeway home and a very peaceful & worthwhile stop. Our GPS took... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Bchgrl9
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 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.
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537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking for a place to meditate, this is the place. People interested in history, come and visit San Gabriel Mission, you'll love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was our last stop before the freeway home and a very peaceful & worthwhile stop. Our GPS took us to the Opera House, but we found what we thought was the mission a few blocks away....however, the original mission was in between 2 other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Although this graceful old mission is not located in San Marino, it is very close by. The church is not large or impressive, but it's charming and it's an active R.C. parish, even after all these years.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The 4th of 21 California Missions I visited on my motorcycle trip was Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The Mission was founded on "The Feast of the Birth of Mary," September 8, 1771. Chronologically it is the 4th Mission built of the 21. It is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Mission San Gabriel 60 years later. When I was in 4th grade at Mulberry school I studied the California missions as part of learning about the great state of California. I must confess that a field trip to the Mission San Gabriel at just nine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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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