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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
Phone Number: +1 805-467-2131
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This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area...

This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.

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Worth a Stop

This is definitely worth a stop. It's so easy from the freeway, and it's an original mission with a museum, an active original church, and a really cool graveyard. Stop if only to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely worth a stop. It's so easy from the freeway, and it's an original mission with a museum, an active original church, and a really cool graveyard. Stop if only to get a few great pics. Enjoy!

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18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Mission San Miguel Archangel can transport you back in time. Set in the small town bearing it's name, the mission is a piece of history. The setting is rustic, the grounds much as they might have been in 1797. Upon entering the chapel, you are truly transported back in time...the walls are adorned with paintings done by the natives... More 

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Minden, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mission was closed for awhile after the earthquake, around 15 years ago, as there was damage in the church and the murals on the walls. They did a wonderful job on the restoration, as you would never know it was damaged. Some of the finest examples of murals painted by the native Indian population in all the California Missions.... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Considering that the grounds were constructed in 1821, the buildings and church are in remarkably good condition. This is still an active facility and active church where regularly scheduled masses are celebrated.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I don't know if it was the western theme with giant cactus among wagon wheels, or the mission itself, but the entire San Miguel Mission complex was phenomenal, including the bell tower entrance to the south. The mission fountain was filled with lotus flowers and the rose gardens were very aromatic. I walked around the entire grounds over and over... More 

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Thank Oceandweller7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We happened to get lost and stumbled upon this amazing place. Very beautiful structure with lots of history behind it. We walked around the outside enjoying the scenery and then took a $3 tour inside too. They also have a beautiful church inside and a cemetery next door. This place is special and aerie spooky vibes to it. I am... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Stopped by the Mission San Miguel Arcangel while sightseeing in the area. The mission covers a large piece of land at the edge of a residential community. Some of the grounds are in disrepair, but still worth viewing. I didn't get into the church because of an ongoing service.

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Henderson, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped by during our visit to Paso Robles (just a few miles north on Highway 101). We found this place to be very interesting. The tour is short, but informative and worth the $3.00 entrance fee. Overall, the highlight for us was the church. The walls are painted rather than adorned with sculptures and figurines. For example, columns are painted... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Visited this mission during a family mission trip. It was smaller and right off the road. The mission was open, but the grounds were closed by the time we arrived, so I cannot speak the surrounding property. I would give yourself about 30 minutes to explore based on what I saw. Overall, the mission is small and not overly decorated.... More 

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San Diego, California
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118 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We are on a mission to visit all of the missions in Ca. This is number two so far. There is a $3.00 fee to make the tour but worth the modest charge. There are a lot of painting and murals that haven't yet been restored so they are in amazing shape considering no one has meddled with them over... More 

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