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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
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+1 805-467-2131

This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area...

This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.

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Well done historical site

The self guided tour is well done and full of interesting information about early California. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Harris G
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

The self guided tour is well done and full of interesting information about early California. Well worth a visit.

Thank Harris G
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I never knew we had standing missions in the US. This was a nice surprise and we just stumbled upon it following a sign on a whim! I will certainly visit again!

Thank Irene W
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Mission San Miguel was built in 1797 by the Franciscan order of the Catholic Church. It was built on this site because of the large number of Salinan Indians in the area that the Spanish priests wanted to evangelize. They offer a self guided tour for a five dollar donation, that is well worth the cost and is the best... More 

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Belmont, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a great stop on 101, where the whole family can enjoy. Just keep in mind the mission closes pretty early (4:30PM).

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had not been here since the 1980's. It has had a lot of work done to it, and a hall erected behind the Mission itself. Nice stop on 101.

1 Thank mcpcmp
Webster, Florida
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

While in Paso Robles it was my mission to visit this mission. I love the architecture and how much of it still remains. The self-guided tour, along with the accompanying the brochure, allows you to imagine what daily life was like.

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Have been to Paso Robles and thus time went to San Miguel because of the impressive road sign on 101. So, glad we did as this mission touches you in a way that no other mission we have visited did. There is so much original and you can experience the mission as other travelers have. A special place that we... More 

Thank RJourn
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth a stop. It's so easy from the freeway, and it's an original mission with a museum, an active original church, and a really cool graveyard. Stop if only to get a few great pics. Enjoy!

Thank mikeclarken
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The Mission San Miguel Archangel can transport you back in time. Set in the small town bearing it's name, the mission is a piece of history. The setting is rustic, the grounds much as they might have been in 1797. Upon entering the chapel, you are truly transported back in time...the walls are adorned with paintings done by the natives... More 

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Minden, Nevada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This mission was closed for awhile after the earthquake, around 15 years ago, as there was damage in the church and the murals on the walls. They did a wonderful job on the restoration, as you would never know it was damaged. Some of the finest examples of murals painted by the native Indian population in all the California Missions.... More 

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