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Mission San Rafael Arcangel

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Address: 1104 5th Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2916
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Mission San Rafael Arcangel, built as a hospital, was named for the Angel...

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Beautiful Structure

You have to see this place. A wonderful church. A lot of history here. Worth a short visit. Parking can be a challenge depending on the day and time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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San Rafael, California
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Chernex, CH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This was the 7th mission on our trip so I think we can say that this one was not at the top of our list. The mission is in a quadrangle with the street and the parish church. The mission as open to visit and had resources available for 4th grade projects. It was not possible to visit the parish... More 

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San Rafael, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

You have to see this place. A wonderful church. A lot of history here. Worth a short visit. Parking can be a challenge depending on the day and time.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Went on a family mission trip July of 2016. This mission is really small and is in the heart of San Rafael. Took about 10 minutes to walk around. The gift shop was not open, but looked interesting. The staff was kind and helpful. No cost to enter.

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Thank Cheeks123
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

None of the original building remain except for the mission church on the grounds of a newer church. Gift shop hours on Mon Wed. And Fri. Construction methods and materials very similar to that of other mission constructs. A nice visit but without any historical artifacts as one would expect.

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Thank John D
Seattle, WA
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This is a working school and church, not a museum, so the historic notes outside the entrance are brief. Lovely building, though.

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Vitoria, ES
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

When I`ve been there it was closed , so I just see around, but seemed to be a simple church, I just read a history about san Rafael.

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Thank PersonalMarcus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Beautiful Mission and church with well maintained ground. Must check gift shop hours before visiting since it is not open on Saturday.

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Inverness, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

On Fifth St. in San Rafael, the small older building stand in front of the much newer large Mission Church. It is very reminiscent of many of the 20 older mission churches still standing.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I love love love the little church. The feeling you get when sitting in the pew gives you goose bumps. Just thinking about the history and what those four walls have been through. Definitely worth the trip to feel the experience. I enjoyed reading the history in the gift shop window.

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Corona del Mar, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

This small chapel is defiantly worth a visit. You can't miss it.. right on the main drag downtown. The adjacent tower is the central focus.

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