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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 there is a "bad" time to visit.