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Old Mission Santa Ines

1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
+1 805-688-4815
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Enjoyed learning the history of this mission

We found the mission on a morning walk on our little stay in Solvang. We all enjoyed wandering... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tash G
via mobile
Very interesting and Histroric

The Old Mission is a great place to visit. Beautiful grounds, gardens. Very peaceful. Many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve H
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“gift shop” (36 reviews)
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1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
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+1 805-688-4815
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"self guided tour"
in 61 reviews
"gift shop"
in 36 reviews
"california history"
in 17 reviews
"catholic church"
in 9 reviews
"native americans"
in 7 reviews
"la purisima"
in 5 reviews
"working church"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 7 reviews
"rose garden"
in 5 reviews
"history buff"
in 4 reviews
"downtown solvang"
in 12 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"lapin"
in 4 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"hidden gem"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found the mission on a morning walk on our little stay in Solvang. We all enjoyed wandering around the grounds reading about the history of the mission. We also did the self guided tour of the museum for $5 an adult. The church, gardens...More

Thank Tash G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Mission is a great place to visit. Beautiful grounds, gardens. Very peaceful. Many historical exhibits. The gift shop has many great books that were very inexpensively priced. I bought 2. I would go back again

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of walking on this property. But quiet and peaceful. Can see excavation spot. Hard to imagine so many Indians living in one area. Church ceremony was going on at the time we were there. Catholic/Mission churches are always so interesting and beautiful inside.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used to come here on field trips as a kid, and now we take our own son here when we're in town. Big large old mission right in the middle of town. Old, historic and very austere. Beautiful grounds and lots of history to soak...More

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Old Mission is a great place to tour they have interesting pictures and artifacts along with a garden and Cemetery. The admission price is $5 which is reasonable. They also have a gift shop.

1  Thank taylor426
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We decided to attend a service here, to our utter shock it was packed and there was only standing room left. Not our cup of tea, but it was interesting to experience. The grounds of this place are beautiful though if you can see the...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and peaceful spot with a wonderful if small museum and self guided tour. Gardens and grounds are beautiful.

1  Thank Martha s
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Restored paintings are fantastic. Hope the ones in the main part of Mission church are done soon. Very hard to photograph though given the lighting and angles, too much reflection. Can’t use flash but I don’t think would have helped anyway, maybe would be worse....More

Thank Andree B
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went to daily Mass twice during the week. About 50 people there each day. Priests were very good with their homily. Very special place

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Having visited all the California missions, I am surprised that this one isn't better known. It has a great little self-guided museum and the mission church has been well-preserved. For Catholics, it also has a large modern Blessed Sacrament chapel for prayer. Tourists visiting Solvang...More

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Don B
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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dew1972
22 October 2016|
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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.
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