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Mission San Buenaventura

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peaceful spot in the heart of Ventura

This mission is beautiful, tranquil and very informative.Stroll thru the gardens.. See the church... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda M
Las Vegas, Nevada

This cute little mission church is a parish church still. The congregation is largely Latino. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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225 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2622
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Parking is on Main St. Meters take credit cards. Rate is .25 for 15 min. Grounds are beautiful, chapel is nice. Not much in the way of exhibits. Could easily be done in under an hour. Small mission.

Thank HollyS2445
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mission is beautiful, tranquil and very informative.Stroll thru the gardens.. See the church, visit the mission and learn about San BuenaVentura (Ventura) they shortened the name years later,. Nice spot to take school age kids to teach them about the city from the Padres/fathers.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cute little mission church is a parish church still. The congregation is largely Latino. The gift shop is lousy.

Thank califcasl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Ventura for a few days and time to spare so we went to see the mission. Admission was $4 each as Seniors! The museum was not very instructive. The Mission Church much restored but very beautiful and worth a visit. It was all clean...More

Thank Wardieeee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quit place inside Ventura city. This was the last Mission founded by Juniper Serra; was founded on March 1782.

Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The Mission was founded on March 31, 1782 and was the ninth Spanish mission and the last to be established by Father Junípero Serra. The mission was named after Saint Bonaventure, a 13th century Franciscan saint and Doctor of the Church. The Mission is small...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Grounds well kept. Peaceful. Great history of California. Very small museum is worth taking the time to read the placards on the icons and items. Chapel is beautiful. Fountain is lovely. Really enjoyed my time visiting here.

Thank michaeldburwell
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Although there are nice grounds to walk through and some decent history to take in, the overall experience and quality of the San Buenaventura Mission is simply just average, at best.

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Pretty little mission in Ventura. Nice gardens to sit and relax and read about the history of the missions of California

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The San Buenaventura mission is a beautifully preserved slice of history, and a place of calm and nature. If you are coming near, it would be a mistake to miss it... leave a note, wish or journal entry in the guest book! Stroll the beautiful...More

Thank Robin S
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15 April 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Eater services but regular Sunday services are at 7:30,9;10:30 Spanish and 12:15
Terry G
4 January 2017|
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Response from Safari616016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. On Sunday it's 7:30am, 9:00am, and 12:15pm.