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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
+1 415-456-3016
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Part of California history

The mission is in the heart of downtown San Rafael next to a newer Catholic Church. The setting is... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
Sebastopol, California
Another great California Mission

I have been visiting all of the California missions. This on is small, but quite nice. Located in... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Walnut Creek, California
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Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“parish church” (3 reviews)
1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

The mission is in the heart of downtown San Rafael next to a newer Catholic Church. The setting is very nice up a little hill. The mission has been lovingly care for as has the landscaping. A very peaceful spot to enjoy a part of...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have been visiting all of the California missions. This on is small, but quite nice. Located in downtown San Rafael with lots of metered parking. I found parking within a block of the mission. Nice gift shop and a very pretty large Catholic Church...More

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 3 October 2017

St. Raphael's dominates the landscape. A large church at the top of the A Street hill, it is remarkable for its beautiful stained glass windows. It also has a professionally restored series of original paintings by Hector Sebaroli. Mr. Sebaroli was renowned in his day...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The old mission and the newer church are really lovely. Visit both, and enjoy walking through the grounds. This is a pleasant, peaceful spot.

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Having been to many of California's Missions, this was just a bit of a disappointment. Parking was not readily available on a weekend and we had to park 4 blocks away. Not a deal breaker but again, not what we have found at other Missions....More

Thank CLo976
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately all the buildings were locked on Saturday evening so we were only able to view them from outside. Architecturally they are stunning! The gardens were beautiful! I'm sorry that we didn't have an opportunity to spend time indoors.

Thank LoveRoadTrips2
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

One of the missions from the glory days of the Spanish Historical and a good Sunday service . Right in the center of San Rafael

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church in central San Rafael Friendly people a large number of services to choose from. Always a pleasure to visit when in town

Thank tony b
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We have done so many missions and needed to visit this one to help complete the 21...still have a few to go. Disappointed the gift shop was closed after Sunday mass....

Thank CheapEats019
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Tcard2013
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