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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
+1 415-456-3016
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Sunday closed

The church was beautiful and very busy with a service being held. Unfortunately the museum was... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Tcard2013
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Turlock, California
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History at its best

Generations of families gather for ceremonies, religion based Beautiful architecture humbling... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Edward N
,
Elko
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Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
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"gift shop"
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"california history"
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"catholic church"
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"beautiful architecture"
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"peaceful spot"
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"sunday mass"
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"street parking"
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The church was beautiful and very busy with a service being held. Unfortunately the museum was closed. Only open 3 days during week.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Generations of families gather for ceremonies, religion based Beautiful architecture humbling atmosphere

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Worthwhile to visit if traveling north of the Golden Gate.Not the Duomo of Milano, but the best and oldest we have!

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

What is most impressive about this 200 year-old mission is not only it's history, but that it is a living church and so important to the San Rafael community. A favorite spot for weddings and a school with classes since 1889, there's always activity at...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Take a tour of the Mission San Rafael Arcangel; very interesting to visit and experience the Mission nearly 200 years old (1822). Went to a concert this weekend and church was full, a choral concert (Marin Symphony) that was exquisite with carols; and a candle...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went during the weekday. Was busy with school. Didn't go in. Beautiful grounds. Walked around and enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We traveled there last week with a small group. It has a lovely Chapel and larger church with stunning stained glass. It's a beautiful piece of history. There is literature available for grade school students who are completing mission projects for school. There is a...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The original church fell into direpair and decay rapidly after the secularization of the churches. Kit Carson was here and Fremont headquartered here shortly, using the church to stable his companies horses.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

If Catholicism holds meaning for you, you would enjoy this stop. On the same site as Mission is a large beautiful functioning church. If you are mostly interested the history aspect of the Mission you may be disappointed. It is small and only takes a...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Came upon this place when walking through San Rafael, CA. beautiful catholic church with gorgeous gardens, lovely smaller chapel and a terrific historical museum and shop on site to learn about the area. Took about 30 minutes to see everything and church is only open...More

Thank WinHe
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