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Very nostalgic

Missions are interesting to see especially for families. The missions are much of our California... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Charming Small Mission

Not as grand as some, this mission is unpretentious, down to earth and provides a glimpse of life... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Zuzka E
Glendale, California
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This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
775 Mission St, San Miguel, CA
+1 805-467-2131
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The Mission San Miguel is more than a national and state historic monument, it is a living piece of history for California. Founded in 1797 by Franciscan Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen its history binds the northern and southern missions in the Salinas Valley. Being...More

5  Thank CharleySays
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

This mission has one of the prettiest set of mission bells, looks like something from a movie. The rustic fences, gates, etc. are all beautiful. You can tour part of the mission as well as the church. They also have a small cemetery and a...More

4  Thank DiabloDeb
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All reviews self guided tour mission san miguel bell tower gift shop paso robles worth a quick visit field trip beautiful church stretch your legs nice stop great history off the highway active church dining room franciscan order earthquake restoration
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Missions are interesting to see especially for families. The missions are much of our California history.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not as grand as some, this mission is unpretentious, down to earth and provides a glimpse of life in the missions. Nicely restored. Uncrowded it is easy to stroll and learn from the many exhibits. A gorgeous cactus with many red prickly pears was in...More

Thank Zuzka E
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The town of San Miguel is very small and being so close to SLO, it doesn’t have many restaurants to pull you off the road. We found the Mission trying to get back on the Hwy. What a lucky break!!🤩 Many of the Calif missions...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This Mission is at the side of the highway, is an active church, as a matter of fact when we visited this church there was a baptism celebration. This Mission was founded on July 1797 by the Franciscan Father Fermín Lasuén.

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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

In a quest to ride my motorcycle to all 21 California Missions, today I visited Mission San Miguel Arcángel, the 11th Mission of 21 going south to north. It was established on July 25, 1797 and is chronologically the 16th Spanish Mission. The Mission doesn’t...More

1  Thank timdI3110WX
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

The combination of a 4+ rating on TA and as a Gem by another travel site captured our imagination and we pulled off the freeway for what we thot would be a ten minute “stretch our legs and bathroom break”....but what we discovered was so...More

Thank william m
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I stopped to see the Mission San Miguel Arcangel because I had read at a nearby rest stop that it had its original painted frescos in the church, including an Ojo de Dios (Eye of God). I visited on a very hot July day and...More

Thank kvalois7
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We had never stopped to see this Mission because it was being refurbished after an earthquake. We were on a trip to see California Mission with our ten year old grandson. This was our first stop because Mission Soledad was closed. We took the self...More

Thank Monte D
Reviewed 1 June 2018

We didn’t stay long on this visit, really just stopped by while rushing home, but I have visited many times before. Prior to an earthquake about 12 years ago, the church with its wall art was the only unrestored example in California Missions. Then, we...More

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

One of the largest and most authentic missions we have visited. Beautiful church, cemetery and landscape. Clearly still in use as a local church. Be sure to go to the historic Adobe across the street! Very cool artifacts at both historic landmarks!

1  Thank joanv889
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12 September 2016|
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Is this in reference to Numerology by any chance?
22 June 2015|
Response from Jim I | Reviewed this property |
At the most the cost is $5 per adult.