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Mission San Diego de Alcala

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
+1 619-281-8449
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Intimate with a peaceful garden

This mission is very intimate. I have been here several times over the years and it's one of my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emlazo
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Fontana, California
“Festival of The Bells 200yrs”

The event was announced on Facebook as I subscribed to the California Missions. This was the first... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JovidaAD
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Los Angeles, California
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Located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego, this historic mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra, who started a string of 21 missions along the California coast.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
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+1 619-281-8449
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"gift shop"
in 41 reviews
"california history"
in 18 reviews
"junipero serra"
in 8 reviews
"catholic church"
in 9 reviews
"father serra"
in 7 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 19 reviews
"bell tower"
in 6 reviews
"small museum"
in 13 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 8 reviews
"the presidio"
in 4 reviews
"living quarters"
in 6 reviews
"quick visit"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"worth the trip"
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"great place to visit"
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"old town"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This mission is very intimate. I have been here several times over the years and it's one of my favorite. I remember visiting the church and a wedding was finishing up to it was a treat to see it used and view a special occasion...More

Thank emlazo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The event was announced on Facebook as I subscribed to the California Missions. This was the first ever built and the event included a free artist made bell to commemorate the Missions founding.

Thank JovidaAD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every trip to San Diego includes a visit to this mission. It is so beautiful and it's history so interesting, one of Father Serra's 21 missions in California. It is lovingly maintained and the grounds are awesome, especially the quad around the back of the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located not far from downtown San Diego. Worth the visit. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed the recreated living area of the padres that lived at the Mission. It feels strange going to an old mission off of a busy highway with apartments across the...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This mission is located not far from hotel circle. The grounds are beautiful. They have a small tour for minimal price and a gift shop.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The frequent Masses, on the hour from 7:00 a.m. to Noon, fits any schedule. Although rebuilt in the 19th Century it has the feel and look of the 18th. Surprising capacity at 300. And on Sunday, most of that space is needed. Parking is available...More

Thank Al M
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Not a large Mission. Some history. They recreated the living quarters of padres that lived at the Mission. Small courtyard. The visit took our family about 30 minutes to walk through.

Thank JC_Cheese_25
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

We were really staying in Solvang for cycling but drove in to have dinner and decided to stop at the Mission. This is one that is well worth taking then time and the tour. Great for anyone to learn more about the history here.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Ok, I've only seen 2, but so far, this was the most beautiful! From the alcoves of bells, to the living quarters of Padre Junipero Franciso, we enjoyed walking the grounds and the buildings of this mission. As I understand it, the current location was...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Teenage kids absolutely loved the roller coaster. Went on it again and again and again. Next time will buy the unlimited pass.

Thank heatherkoshinsky
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