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Mission San Diego de Alcala

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
+1 619-281-8449
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Beautiful Restoration

As the first of 21 California missions this place has been completely renovated a few years ago... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bear H
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Williamsburg, Virginia
A piece of history and place of peace

This active church provides a glimpse into the history of SD and a quite place of contemplation and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie T
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Rochester, New York
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Located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego, this historic mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra, who started a string of 21 missions along the California coast.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
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+1 619-281-8449
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"gift shop"
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"california history"
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"junipero serra"
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"catholic church"
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"father serra"
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"self guided tour"
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"bell tower"
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"small museum"
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"peaceful place"
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"the presidio"
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"living quarters"
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"quick visit"
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"great history"
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"lots of history"
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"worth the trip"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As the first of 21 California missions this place has been completely renovated a few years ago. The archeological digs are still going on in the grounds. Has a nice museum area which you can get to thru the gift shop. The gift shop is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This active church provides a glimpse into the history of SD and a quite place of contemplation and peace.

Thank Julie T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the very first mission in California. A very interesting self guided tour and beautiful grounds.

Thank Californiagirl19
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This mission is very intimate. I have been here several times over the years and it's one of my favorite. I remember visiting the church and a wedding was finishing up to it was a treat to see it used and view a special occasion...More

Thank emlazo
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

The event was announced on Facebook as I subscribed to the California Missions. This was the first ever built and the event included a free artist made bell to commemorate the Missions founding.

Thank JovidaAD
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Every trip to San Diego includes a visit to this mission. It is so beautiful and it's history so interesting, one of Father Serra's 21 missions in California. It is lovingly maintained and the grounds are awesome, especially the quad around the back of the...More

Thank Muggs H
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Located not far from downtown San Diego. Worth the visit. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed the recreated living area of the padres that lived at the Mission. It feels strange going to an old mission off of a busy highway with apartments across the...More

Thank Zaidtree
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This mission is located not far from hotel circle. The grounds are beautiful. They have a small tour for minimal price and a gift shop.

Thank Z6477CDdeborahr
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The frequent Masses, on the hour from 7:00 a.m. to Noon, fits any schedule. Although rebuilt in the 19th Century it has the feel and look of the 18th. Surprising capacity at 300. And on Sunday, most of that space is needed. Parking is available...More

Thank Al M
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Not a large Mission. Some history. They recreated the living quarters of padres that lived at the Mission. Small courtyard. The visit took our family about 30 minutes to walk through.

Thank JC_Cheese_25
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Sorry I don't know Here's the phone number (619) 281-8449
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