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Old Mission Santa Ines

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Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
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+1 805-688-4815

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Gorgeous views great location

Right in downtown solvang walking distance to all the action. Situated on a hillside with amazing views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Garden areas were nice, not sure about the recorded walking tour of the mission itself. Like most of these missions they kind of ignore the obvious that it was one of the means of making native american tribes more submissive to their wants and needs. This was done by using them for cheap labor while forcing them to give up... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Right in downtown solvang walking distance to all the action. Situated on a hillside with amazing views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must to visit when going to Solvang. Beautiful Mission, and very knowledgeable staff. I would definitely recommend the tour.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well kept museum, garden, and cemetery. Very nice view of nearby valley. Perfect place to walk and think in the quiet.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the Mission to be inspiring when one understands the history of the California Missions. It is an island on an oasis of the modern life and should provide a very soulful and restful visiting experience

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this Mission. The price is 5 dollar for an adult ticket. The 1st 3 rooms have an overhead recording to explain things in the rooms which is nice. The grounds were maintained.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mission is a nice place and I would definitely recommend seeing it if you are in Solvang. I would not recommend making a trip to Solvang just to see the mission.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for our Christmas mass and it was nice and warm mass. The church is simply beautifully and feel cozy due to its right size. Personally, I love the small chapel with Virgin Mary paintings from around the world s shrines. It was very impressive and great visit for us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to walk to as it is in downtown Solvang... lots of history and well preserved. Wonderful grounds

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Mission turned out to be a pleasant surprise and much larger then I thought. The grounds are very lovely and like all the CA missions this one has lots of history and wonderful old architecture. A must see!

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