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Wonderful stop at this Mission

On our way to Julian, we stumbled upon this Mission church in Pala, CA. Mission San Antonio De... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Bakersfield, California
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Interesting And Educational

My trip to this area was precisely to visit this Mission which seems well preserved/maintained. It... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
San Dimas, California
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

On our way to Julian, we stumbled upon this Mission church in Pala, CA. Mission San Antonio De Pala! It is a branch (asistencia) of Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in June 13, 1816. It is a Catholic Historical Site. There is a museum, gift...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My trip to this area was precisely to visit this Mission which seems well preserved/maintained. It is small to medium size--because it was a "sub-mission"--and still is used for hearing mass and as a school. It has a gift store were you can purchase souvenirs,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very authentic looking sub mission. Not as elaborate as the main missions, but very interesting just the same. If you have not been, it's worth taking a look.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Matt T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The grave yard at the Mission Church had grave sites dating from the early 1800s. The Mission Bell Tower is beautiful and the bells are rung every Sunday and om special occasions. The Church itself is a beautiful depiction of Mission life.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank GJean1565
Reviewed 30 March 2017

very old little mission with a unusual bell tower. the church and cemetery are small lots of history

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank edheffner46
Reviewed 17 March 2017

he San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, or the "Pala Mission", was founded on June 13, 1816 as an asistencia to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, some twenty miles inland upstream from the latter mission on the San Luis Rey River. It is a great...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lots of history at the mission. Very interesting place to teach kids about Alta California History. Very Important to share about the Native Peoples and culture too.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank eddielt1sl
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This is a small mission, which I proported to be the oldest in the area. The bell tower is separated from the church, not a common construction in Missions. We observed the bells, strolled through the aged cemetery and then entered the church. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is one of oldest Mission, It is very small but very close to Pala Casino & Resort . Very easy to find. This dafinately for the History lovers.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Omprakash P
Reviewed 24 May 2016

We have visited almost all of the California missions, and this was the most underwhelming.... The church and cemetery were open, but there was no one else around. It's an OK spot to stop for 15 minutes if you're driving by, but (unlike the other...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank BobFromTarzana
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