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Mission San Antonio de Padua

Five miles northwest of Jolon, Jolon, CA
+1 831-385-4478
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Awesome Mission to visit

My wife and I are on a mission to visit all of the California Missions and the San Antonio Mission... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Gregg S
Remote, but worth the drive

This mission is in the middle of no where, but it is very interesting, and very well worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Matt T
San Juan Capistrano, California
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Five miles northwest of Jolon, Jolon, CA
+1 831-385-4478
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My wife and I are on a mission to visit all of the California Missions and the San Antonio Mission was on our list until we visited it this past weekend. It is off the beaten path so be prepared to drive 23+ miles off...More

Thank Gregg S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This mission is in the middle of no where, but it is very interesting, and very well worth the effort to get here. You will likely have the place to your self.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Discover this beautiful piece of history nestled off the beaten track in amongst the hills. Mission Antonia is approximately 28 miles along Jolon Rd off the 101 Fwy near King City (follow signs to the Fort Hunter Ligget Army base). You can be assured you...More

1  Thank jausbusa
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Mission San Antonio de Padua is on the grounds of the Fort Hunter Ligget Army base. Access is no problem - but it is not really close to the major freeway. If you are interested in early California history, the drive is absolutely worth it....More

1  Thank delfhedde
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A visit to this California mission is to take a step back in time. It was founded July 14, 1771 and due to Its remote location, looks like it would have almost 250 years ago. We attended the annual fundraiser, Evening in the Garden, which...More

Thank DandLtravel
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Founded in 1771 in a remote valley, the Mission San Antonio de Padua is an elegant place to understand the history and architecture of California missions. Remote and hidden for years on land owned by William Randolph Hearst and then a military base, Mission San...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The retrofit project was in full swing during our brief visit but we still enjoyed seeing the exhibits and chatting with the woman running the gift shop. The most off-the-beaten-track of the 21 missions, Mission San Antonio de Padua sits in the middle of the...More

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The mission is the best preserved CA mission site with many actual ruins of original structures on the premises. It is being rehabilitated so be sure to approach all the wings to see painted archways, etc. The drive there is also beautiful. We were coming...More

Thank travelingCAgal
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This Mission is off of the beaten path. You have to drive through a military base. We took several U turns before we found it. Great setting and surroundings.

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is one of my favorite missions. The artwork is beautiful, the chapel is gorgeous and best of all are the 2 mission cats Rosario and Spirit. Rosario is the black cat, make sure you ask about his story (no spoilers here!)

Thank MarceeBright
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