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Old Mission Santa Ines

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Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
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+1 805-688-4815

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Nice Mission

Peaceful and well maintained mission. It's smaller and less informative than mission San Jose but definitely worth a drop in, if you're in Solvang. The staff gave us helpful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds are stunning! Do take a stroll and enjoy the views. However, we witnessed a very unfortunate interaction between the gift store staff and some guests ahead of us who were interested in seeing the sanctuary. A fee was necessary to access the sanctuary and the way the staff conveyed this information was rude and unacceptable. My guess is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful and well maintained mission. It's smaller and less informative than mission San Jose but definitely worth a drop in, if you're in Solvang. The staff gave us helpful instructions and a map for the self-guided tour. The gardens are pretty and a good place to unwind.

Thank Pony101
Elk Grove, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful piece of California history! This place is well preserved and a great place to tour. The view from the parking lot is also amazing as it looks out over the valley below.

Thank Steven B
San Jose, Costa Rica
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346 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walking center start almost there. Relax place, there are diary Mass at 8 am. Nice views of the valley.

Thank rzccr
Bronxville, New York
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just east of Solvang on rte 246, I find this one of the best of the California missions I have visited. It is still a working church, which I think adds to its aura of peace and tranquility. The beautiful church interior and sanctuary are adorned with many pieces of colonial South American art. There are several rooms of historical... More 

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San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the better "preserved" missions. Everything is in terrific condition, particularly compared some of the other missions. It sits on the top of a hill looking down a picturesque valley. It also sits at the end of a long string of tourist-trap blocks and offers a quiet and serene respite from the gaudy and tacky shops lining... More 

Thank Daniel B
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very educational. The self guided tour of the church and grounds is well done. Very beautiful church painting, etc., and lovely garden.

Thank evansj862
La Canada Flintridge, California
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were walking around Solvang and decided to stop by the Mission to look around. We didn't take the tour, but just walking around the grounds immersed you in the history of the place.

Thank Scott P
Tempe, Arizona, United States
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great break from wine tasting and shopping. Self-guided tour but the signs make it easy to navigate. Be prepared to spend at least an hour here.

Thank Vickie S
Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The tour is a good value. They have a collection of original vestments. The narration is informative. Unlike some other missions, this is an active church. Very enjoyable.

Thank Berrywin

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