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Mission San Gabriel Archangel

537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
+1 626-457-3048
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Quintessential mission, nice preservation of aging church

Quintessential mission, nice preservation of an aging church. Now it is surrounded by urban chaos... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Camarillo, California
Beautiful Mission Church, But the Rest Looks a Little Run Down

San Gabriel was the 8th mission we have visited in California, and the Mission Church is quite... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Bronxville, New York
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Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova, Spain, who wanted to share his religious faith with the inhabitants of the New World.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
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537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
+1 626-457-3048
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Quintessential mission, nice preservation of an aging church. Now it is surrounded by urban chaos rather than the farms, Padres, and Native Americans. Worth a visit.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 19 October 2017

San Gabriel was the 8th mission we have visited in California, and the Mission Church is quite beautiful, with many works of Spanish colonial art. The larger mission itself and courtyards seemed to be undergoing some renovations, so that it appeared somewhat dilapidated. Not like...More

Thank WestSideKid
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a very nice mission. It of course has improved over the years and is beautiful. I can't fully agree with the missions because of the native americans being enslaved, but other than that, the mission is very nice.

Thank catherinelX8640GX
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I'd only read about Missions so was delighted to tour a real one. We self-toured, which took about 90 minutes. Quite frankly we came here only because the Norton Simon Museum in nearby Pasadena turned out to be closed on Tuesdays, but it worked out...More

Thank jerseyjazz
Reviewed 27 June 2017

You must come and tour this Mission! One of several California Missions, this is a must see! Beautiful Spanish architecture! Native American influences can be seen on the grounds on your tour. From cooking to building! You will learn the rich history of the Church/mission...More

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This place is about the history of the coming of Christians to the civilization to California at the time of the American Revolution. For the history buffs and enthusiasts, this is a place to learn the “then and now”. There are a few buildings to...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Quick stop - approximately thirty minutes to learn about the founding of the Los Angeles area. Learn how the territory was once Nueva Espana, Mexico and then the US. Plenty of parking.

Thank julia s
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It is a fully functional church with a marriage ceremony in progress as we toured the grounds. San Gabriel Arcángel, named after the Archangel Gabriel and often referred to as the "Godmother of the Pueblo of Los Angeles", was designed by Antonio Cruzado, who hailed...More

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is the key historical landmark in San Gabriel. Great to spend some time and look back on history dating back over two hundred years. There is a church, a museum, and a gift shop. We toured the grounds and it's beautiful. It's a unique...More

Thank MandC0218
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Mission San Gabriel Archangel is a place to go for Spiritual and History gain. It is closing your eyes to imagine what had happened there. The planning and hard work to get the Mission to be what it is today. This is what the people...More

Thank himongoose
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Bradley S
26 January 2017|
Response from davidpS7730SF | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the late morning and spent quite a bit of time touring the exterior gardens and such and left in the late afternoon. Check the hours of operation. Photo ops always depend on the time of year. I don't think... More