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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
+1 415-456-3016
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A Day at Mission San Rafael

Mission San Rafael is a good Mission and they have a lot of good stuff and they will tell you a lot... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
jpinedo15
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Long Beach, California
Part of California history

The mission is in the heart of downtown San Rafael next to a newer Catholic Church. The setting is... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
GRS-SJS
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Sebastopol, California
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Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel of Healing.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (11 reviews)
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1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
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+1 415-456-3016
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"california history"
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"catholic church"
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"peaceful spot"
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"sunday mass"
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Mission San Rafael is a good Mission and they have a lot of good stuff and they will tell you a lot of stuff about the mission and I just think it's really good. Mission San Rafael was founded by father Vicente de Sarria. When...More

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Reviewed December 13, 2017

The mission is in the heart of downtown San Rafael next to a newer Catholic Church. The setting is very nice up a little hill. The mission has been lovingly care for as has the landscaping. A very peaceful spot to enjoy a part of...More

2  Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed November 12, 2017

I have been visiting all of the California missions. This on is small, but quite nice. Located in downtown San Rafael with lots of metered parking. I found parking within a block of the mission. Nice gift shop and a very pretty large Catholic Church...More

1  Thank Woodpecker48
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

St. Raphael's dominates the landscape. A large church at the top of the A Street hill, it is remarkable for its beautiful stained glass windows. It also has a professionally restored series of original paintings by Hector Sebaroli. Mr. Sebaroli was renowned in his day...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

The old mission and the newer church are really lovely. Visit both, and enjoy walking through the grounds. This is a pleasant, peaceful spot.

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Having been to many of California's Missions, this was just a bit of a disappointment. Parking was not readily available on a weekend and we had to park 4 blocks away. Not a deal breaker but again, not what we have found at other Missions....More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately all the buildings were locked on Saturday evening so we were only able to view them from outside. Architecturally they are stunning! The gardens were beautiful! I'm sorry that we didn't have an opportunity to spend time indoors.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

One of the missions from the glory days of the Spanish Historical and a good Sunday service . Right in the center of San Rafael

Thank zuni P
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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful church in central San Rafael Friendly people a large number of services to choose from. Always a pleasure to visit when in town

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Reviewed May 13, 2017

We have done so many missions and needed to visit this one to help complete the 21...still have a few to go. Disappointed the gift shop was closed after Sunday mass....

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