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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Nice mission

Been to five missions in CA and this is my favorite. Lovely...and right on then main street of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue B
Duarte, United States
via mobile
Great Introduction to the California Misions

We are familiar with most all the California Missions. So, even though the total scale of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Watsonville, California
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225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
+1 805-643-4318
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been to five missions in CA and this is my favorite. Lovely...and right on then main street of downtown Ventura. Cute little town with shops and restaurants. Park located right across the street. Put this on your bucket list!

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are familiar with most all the California Missions. So, even though the total scale of the museum and land area is small compared to other Missions, this was a pleasant stop. The museum while compact, is really a great introduction to Mission history. The...More

Thank TDelRio
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great family outing the garden's are beautiful, the Mission is just as beautiful. very relaxing

Thank Tanya W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful historic Mission with beautiful and peaceful grounds. If you love history, you will love this stop

Thank Kay932
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably one of the smallest Missions. It has a beautiful garden with a "mini-grotto" to Mary and a nice fountain. The inside of the Mission is beautiful. The artwork of the Stations of the Cross is excellent and the statues look like they...More

Thank Lireyes820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In comparison to the San Juan Capistrano and Santa Barbara Missions, Mission San Buenaaventura is quite low on the totem pole. Thought it does have its charm, it does not have the "wow" factor of the aforementioned missions. When I got there, a mass was...More

Thank Luciano L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 21 Franciscan missions in California. If you are driving north or south on California Highway 101, a stop in Ventura to visit this small mission is worth the 20 to 30 minutes it takes. As native Californians, my husband and I were inspired...More

Thank ERIN B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From a historical point of view it's worth the few dollars to step into the mission even if religion is not your thing. It's an interesting slice of how the catholic religion, Spanish decided they knew best and forced themselves upon the local Chumash Natives,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's smaller than some Missions we have visited, but the artifacts, display's, and especially the Relic's behind the locked iron bars were amazing. For sure it's worth the trip. consider the admission a donation, and enjoy what you will find.

Thank Russell A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A don't miss for history and interesting photography opportunities! One of the finest old Spanish Missions to visit.

Thank TwiceRetired
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Eater services but regular Sunday services are at 7:30,9;10:30 Spanish and 12:15
Terry G
4 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. On Sunday it's 7:30am, 9:00am, and 12:15pm.

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