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“A user friendly mission”

Mission San Rafael Arcangel
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in San Rafael
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Owner description: Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
San Rafael, California
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A user friendly mission”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Many artifacts. Great guide. Interesting history. A very vibrant place, being used to the max! Variety of gifts and souvenirs. Wish gift shop were open more.

Visited November 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“nice attraction with kids”
Reviewed 30 May 2013

We visited this site with our fourth grader kid on a Sunday morning. Place was busy with two masses in progress. Kid was impressed and very excited during the visit. the mission is located on a beautiful Mission street with a lot of other attractions to see. Overall a nice experience.

Visited May 2013
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3 Thank AmitR301
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“I love it!”
Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

Calm and relaxing place for reflection. A place wer i can have a silent time to give thanks to jesus.

Visited April 2013
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San Leandro, California
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A bit too much for the three year old but good for older kids.”
Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

Perhaps it was just that he was already tired from earlier activities but the three year old really didn't do well here. Nice mission, in the heart of San Rafael... We had lunch then made a quick walk-thru... Nice mission in a great state of upkeep!

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank TiffandLew
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Historical Landmark, 20th of 21 Calif. Missions”
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Street parking can be difficult during the week and business hours, plus, parking meters are the standard; the Mission offers no parking for visitors. The Mission and Church are not original, having both been rebuilt after earthquakes destroyed the first ones. Gift shop is hit-or-miss as far as operating hours are concerned. Bring walking shoes because all the buildings on the property are on a steep upward slope.

Visited August 2012
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