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Old Mission Santa Ines

1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
+1 805-688-4815
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Quiet Retreat and Great Views -Looking for a nice walk and getaway?

Family visit to Solvang - easy drive to Old Mission - quiet retreat and great views of the Valley... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anthony C
Superb Spanish Santa Ines Mission in Solvang!

Whether you are Catholic or not, I always recommend visiting Catholic Churches on your travels... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John S
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“gift shop” (34 reviews)
1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
+1 805-688-4815
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Family visit to Solvang - easy drive to Old Mission - quiet retreat and great views of the Valley. Took a nice walk through stations of the cross - nice path and easy walk. *Note they do charge admission for self guided tour inside*

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether you are Catholic or not, I always recommend visiting Catholic Churches on your travels since this is often where the best historical architecture can be found. Old Mission Santa Ines is no exception. Founded in 1804 as one of the original missions established by...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty Mission. Great little gift shop. We had a dog with us so we just walked the grounds and went into the gift shop. But it was very peaceful and beautiful to walk around.

Thank sammiesue12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A part of California history. It is both inspirational (for Catholics and non Catholics) and beautiful. The architecture and view across the valley are breathtaking. The chapel takes you back in time.

Thank rsgreenct
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of free parking. Grounds are maintained; nice long path to take a lovely walk. Nice scenery to take pics. Little gift shop has entrance to museum tour ($5 per person).

Thank JstShacaz
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Santa Ines is another nice example of a Spanish Colonial mission, well preserved and maintained. Quite spacious and still in active use. Take a self guided tour an enjoy the mission!

Thank David B L
Reviewed 17 November 2017

It is so easy to reach the Mission, is right on the main route of visiting Solvang. Easy parking, beautiful setting. You get to enrich your history knowledge and you feel a little more "spiritual". A quiet walk in the chapel and gardens gives you...More

Thank LATraveller_12
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Santa Ines is a beautiful and quite old CA mission with some interesting history. It is a small mission with a chapel and some gardens with a cemetery. The chapel and the gardens/cemetery are lovely, however the $5 tour takes only about 10 minutes max.

1  Thank GregBrady1000
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

If you like visiting Missions this is another. If you have never done so then you should go at least once. This one has audio playing in each room as part of a tour. It costs $5.

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We try to visit California Missions when we are in the area. They offer a slice of history and each one is a little different.

Thank Carol A
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Don B
3 January 2017|
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Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about one mile to center of the town of Solvang.
21 October 2016|
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Response from CarrieAr | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure. In the areas we went it was ground floor or pathways and the doors were wide enough. My suggestion would be to call and check to know for sure though.