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Mission San Gabriel Archangel

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Although this graceful old mission is not located in San Marino, it is very close by. The church is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Beautiful Mission close to Los Angeles!

The 4th of 21 California Missions I visited on my motorcycle trip was Mission San Gabriel Arcángel... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Tim D
Marana, Arizona
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Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova, Spain, who wanted to share his religious faith with the inhabitants of the New World.
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537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although this graceful old mission is not located in San Marino, it is very close by. The church is not large or impressive, but it's charming and it's an active R.C. parish, even after all these years.

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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

The 4th of 21 California Missions I visited on my motorcycle trip was Mission San Gabriel Arcángel. The Mission was founded on "The Feast of the Birth of Mary," September 8, 1771. Chronologically it is the 4th Mission built of the 21. It is a...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2018

Mission San Gabriel 60 years later. When I was in 4th grade at Mulberry school I studied the California missions as part of learning about the great state of California. I must confess that a field trip to the Mission San Gabriel at just nine...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2018

This was a perfect sized Mission for us to tour. There were a variety of items and lots of history to take in. The parking lot was being worked on so we grabbed a street 2 hour parking spot. We visited in the early morning...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This is the third mission I’ve visited after San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey, and so far this is my least favorite. There are some nice aspects about the mission like the Spanish/Moorish architectural elements of the church’s facade, the centuries old artwork and...More

Thank Colby S
Reviewed April 8, 2018

We visited the San Gabriel Mission after my wife finished reading a book about one of it's founding priests, Junípero Serra. It was very cool. It costs $6 to get in, but there is quite a bit to see. There is the mission itself, a...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed April 8, 2018

While you are in the San Gabriel Valley you should make a point to visit the Mission San Gabriel and appreciate its early California architecture and learn about some early CA history.

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Took the family to visit Mission San Gabriel on a Saturday afternoon. The Mission was not crowded and at times we were the only folks around. The museum gives you an opportunity to explore and there is plenty of information to learn about the Mission...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

I have been visiting all the old California missions. This is the 18th one of the 21 that I have visited. Nice people here. This is rather small, but it is still quite nice. $5 to go on the self-guided tour. The church is nice...More

1  Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This mission had some great artifacts. I liked all of the written information explaining the various things around the grounds. Such as the water well.

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Bradley S
January 26, 2017|
Response from davidpS7730SF | Reviewed this property |
We visited in the late morning and spent quite a bit of time touring the exterior gardens and such and left in the late afternoon. Check the hours of operation. Photo ops always depend on the time of year. I don't think... More