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Address: School Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-425-5849
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The park houses a replica of the mission founded in 1791.

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Small Mission Rebuilt From Earthquake

This is an important but smaller historical California Mission that you should visit. It is in a park with a large Catholic Church and a park with lots of places to hang out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Oceandweller7
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Larkspur, Colorado
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Larkspur, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an important but smaller historical California Mission that you should visit. It is in a park with a large Catholic Church and a park with lots of places to hang out. Quaint architecture and still serves as an active church with services.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the site of the old Santa Cruz Mission over which is now built a Catholic Church - old itself as built in 1889 The site is pretty The only surviving mission building is a dormitory that has been restored and functions as a museum.

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Denver
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pretty little park, with tables, parking close to the beach, nice trees and grass area, and restrooms.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Made the trip for my sons fourth grade project. We had a blast. What a beautiful location and quite a learning experience.

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Saint Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I've been photographing the Spanish Missions for the last couple of years. This mission is a recreation as the original was demolished during an earth quake. It's worth the time and great for photography.

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Although the original mission is gone. The new church is historic and beautiful. The site is pretty and the original Spanish plaza remains.

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Chernex, CH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The ranger (Clare) was great, knowledgeable and very accommodating. This park is actually down the street from the mission. There is no museum at the mission itself, only a very small gift shop with a not-so-knowledgeable volunteer. The ranger down the road at the state park however was very interested about history and made us enthusiasts too! The shop in... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Probably the smallest of all the missions that is still standing today. The church you see today is a replica of the original that was destroyed by earthquake in 1857.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The majority of the original mission was destroyed by Earthquake damage, but parts of the Mission remain and the staff at the visitors center can answer questions. when you drive up it looks like there is just the chapel and museum, but on the side street past the school, there is a State Historic Park and visitors center with some... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Visited this site on ta family mission trip. It is a very small mission that is free of charge. The mission is quaint. a brief visit, like 15 minutes is about all you will need. If you walk done the street (near the school) there are some ruins to see.

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