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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

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Address: The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone Number: +1 408-554-4023
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Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa...

Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.

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vintage Santa Clariana

The campus of University of Santa Clara was built around it, a nice campus stroll behind the mission in springtime. It's very popular for weddings and about as close as California... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Los Gatos, California
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Los Gatos, California
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The campus of University of Santa Clara was built around it, a nice campus stroll behind the mission in springtime. It's very popular for weddings and about as close as California can get to old Europe church ambiance--first CA mission named for a woman (Saint Clare of Assisi) and first college in CA. Enter from Franklin Street for limited off-street... More 

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Orangevale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University. We were able to park for free on the street and walk 5 minutes to the museum and mission. You can walk around the mission growns and see the "old" wall built in 1777. The mission is the first one named after a woman; Saint Clare of Assie. If... More 

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have been photographing the Spanish Missions for the last couple of years. This mission is surrounded by the university at Santa Clara, CA. One of the most beautiful. Well kept and the rose gardens are just beautiful. The campus is worth a look around. Many of the original buildings now house students. Great photography!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful church. Very historic. The first mission named after a woman. The grounds are nice with covered walkways to avoid the sun. Worth a visit when in Santa Clara.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

The only one of the California Missions to reside on the campus of a University. The Santa Clara Mission is on the campus of Santa Clara University. This is one of the most Beautiful and best maintained Missions in California. The gardens are absolutely beautiful. I will have to return in the spring to see the Wisteria in bloom. The... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

There isn't much to see in Santa Clara, but this is a must. It is beautiful, historical, and peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I was lucky enough to see this church. My cousins boyfriend worked here and he said that its a beautiful church. For those who are very religious then you would want to see this place. The path to the church is beautiful. Cannot believe this church burned down before. There is a lot of history in this church and I... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Behind a soft pink stuccoed wall and enclosed in an ancient olive grove is a peaceful oasis in downtown Santa Clara. Walk or slowly bike around the gardens and visit the lovely chapel. It exudes a contemplative pace in the midst of crazy and wired Silicon Valley. Check the visiting hours online beforehand as not to interrupt a service.

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Silicon Valley, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This mission currently serves as the chapel for the University of Santa Clara. Masses are still held here. Great for history buffs. I recommend to read up a little on the history of the mission to appreciate it more. It is not very big, so it is an easy tour. When you get to the gate, the person there will... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a beautiful mission on the campus of Santa Clara University. This is an active church with Jesuit influence. Visited this site on a family mission trip and spent about an hour. Parking is difficult. No cost to attend. Would recommend this mission as it is larger and little more ornate than other missions. Worth the time to visit.... More 

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