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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

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Park in the Neighborhood

GPS has a hard time finding the mission, so I suggest parking in the neighborhood and walking to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carmen L
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A Real Treasure

You stop at the kiosk on the way in and tell them you want to go to the mission. They'll give you... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah M
Reno, Nevada
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Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.
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The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

GPS has a hard time finding the mission, so I suggest parking in the neighborhood and walking to campus. The mission itself was rebuilt after a fire in 1926, so it’s a reconstruction of the original. I loved how open and spacious the nave felt,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carmen L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You stop at the kiosk on the way in and tell them you want to go to the mission. They'll give you a two hour visitor parking pass and direct you where to park. You'll be facing the entrance of the Mission as you pass...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The Mission Santa Clara is a stunning representation of California adobe architecture and hand-painted walls and ceilings lend to a historic gem.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

I can understand why this is #1 thing to do in Santa Clara, because there's not much more to do in this city. We were in town for a football game, so were looking for something to do. First, it's difficult to find by just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Alicia S
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

The 17th of the 21 California Missions I visited on my Motorcycle Trip was Mission Santa Clara de Asís. The Mission was founded on January 12, 1777 as the 8th Spanish Mission. The Mission is part of the Santa Clara University Campus and is the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank timdI3110WX
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The SCU mission is a must see. Take an hour and walk the University’s beautifully landscaped grounds then check out the Mission. It’s the beautifully maintained centerpiece of SCU’s campus. Pro-tip. Read up a bit on the mission’s history in the Santa Clara valley. There...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Mission Santa Clara is one of the California Missions which should not be missed. It is located on the beautiful grounds of the University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California. Don't miss the very old and large wisteria vines in the garden as well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful historic church on the campus of Santa Clara University. Open to public during the day, excellent masses by Jesuit priests on Sunday. The original mission chapel burnt down, but this has been beautifully recreated.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The 10:00am Mass on Sunday is vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming. It's a gorgeous church, of course, and even though it's not 100 percent the original building, or items, the church still sets a lovely area for prayer and reflection.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank marybelle08
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is the 6th Church built near or one this site, this one from the 1920s following a fire. Look for the crosses in front (memorials to slain Catholics in El Salvador) and the memorials to Santa Clara graduates and citizens from World Wars I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Louann W
February 9, 2017|
Response from pattyjc |
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California. It’s within the beautiful University of Santa Clara campus.
Teresa M
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Heather L |
The church had a bell tower, and two of three bells were a gifts of the king of Spain! The mission was also richly ornamented with paintings. If you want to know more, go to, Mission Santa Clara De Asia by, Toucan Vally... More
April 7, 2016|
Response from Coryn1978 |
Where did mission Santa Clara come from?