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An incredible feeling of inner peace

The ethos of Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang is summed up in their value statement which reads... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wonderful Christmas service on Christmas Day

Sermon was very nice. Church is lovely. We were married here over 15 years ago and love to visit... read more

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1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The ethos of Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang is summed up in their value statement which reads: “We the people of Old Mission Santa Ines, following the path of Jesus Christ, are making His vision a reality through love, unity, justice, joy and hope.”...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TMenon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sermon was very nice. Church is lovely. We were married here over 15 years ago and love to visit from our home on the East Coast.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 951lynnw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small mission, not sure if they have something to see inside since it was Christmas day the day we visited. We like the view of the mountains from there, as a historic place is a good stop, but not much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NFA05
Reviewed 14 December 2018

This historic Franciscan Mission is still an active Catholic Church and Catholics are welcome at mass. It is a beautiful historic property and has well maintained beautiful landscaping. This is a nice historic stop and a spiritually restful and rejuvenating place to visit. A must...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic historic Franciscan Mission. Beautiful site with old cemetery, wonderful church and grounds!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 450JohnK450
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I went here with a friend on her suggestion. I’ve never been to Solvang or the mission before this day but was very pleasantly surprised at the total experience. Was quite a relaxing day walking around the mission and taking their walk through tour inside....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mystiqgirl_66
Reviewed 1 November 2018

I went to Mass there on Sunday. It was a warm, welcoming place. The grounds and views were beautiful. I did not do the tour, but enjoyed my time there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OhioFern
Reviewed 31 October 2018

One of the original missions on the CA Mission trail. The mission is beautifullyl preserved and still a working church. The views are spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DMP3131
Reviewed 16 October 2018

I have always been conflicted about the effects California missions had on the indigenous people. I have, however, always been interested in the mission history and artifacts. Like many California missions, Santa Ines has been heavily restored, but has an ornate sanctuary apse, carefully structured...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Very nice Mission in a very nice town. This Mission was founded on September 1804 by the Franciscan Father Estevan Tapís.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Miguelvaldez
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14 June 2018|
Response from jenniferh1229 |
Answered my own question! Haha 9-4:30 daily except major holidays...$5 for adults and children under 12 are free! =) did some more digging and located
4 January 2017|
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Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about one mile to center of the town of Solvang.
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Response from CarrieAr | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure. In the areas we went it was ground floor or pathways and the doors were wide enough. My suggestion would be to call and check to know for sure though.