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Mission San Diego de Alcala

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
+1 619-281-8449
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A Mission You Should Visit

I have been interested in the missions that dot the state of California and had to see the first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles S
That's Not a Mission, It's a Fort!

The beautiful building on top of the hill above Old Town and highway 8 is not Mission San Diego... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet L
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Located in the Mission Valley section of San Diego, this historic mission was founded by Father Junipero Serra, who started a string of 21 missions along the California coast.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been interested in the missions that dot the state of California and had to see the first mission in this beautiful state. It is very clean and in good condition. The personnel in the gift shop where you purchase your tickets are very...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beautiful building on top of the hill above Old Town and highway 8 is not Mission San Diego, the first of Serra's 21 missions established in California Norte, but actually Fort Stockton and the Presidio, equally as interesting and historical as the mission, but...More

Thank Janet L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mission is beautifully maintained and is worth a visit if you are in San Diego. It's small so an hour is plenty but it is a lovely quiet and serene place. The mission church has daily masses and if you want to get to...More

Thank gingyjoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mission has a history not know to a lot, If you are a history buff and enjoy the History of Father Serra, you will love this Mission, Highly recommend this mission

Thank coyotejunction
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last day in the area and after lunch headed out to check it out. First Mission in CA. Learned about the history of the Mission system put in place by the Spanish. Nice little gift shop.

Thank edmancs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the place with grand kids for a school project. He took a video and lots of photos. Talks about the mission and how it came to be

Thank bsbtfdn
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Enter the mission church through the gift shop. They have tours but you do not have to take one to see the mission church. The historical digs at the mission are interesting. There is a steep staircase from the parking lot to the mission.

Thank ScottieMom849
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the mission - the first and oldest in California. There are helpful signs giving some of the history along the way - as well as some self-guided materials. There's a small museum about the CA missions as well. Admission was $10 and...More

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The oldest mission in California was very good, lots of history, the flowers were very pretty and some unusual too

Thank jefe8
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My granddaughter was required to do a report for school on California Missions so we decided to come and see this one. We found out that this was the first mission in California so it had great history. The grounds were beautiful and well preserved...More

Thank sgtgbacon
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Kayla C
8 December 2016|
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Response from MarkE0668 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know Here's the phone number (619) 281-8449
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Meloakop123
10 February 2015|
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Yes you can take photos both inside and outside everywhere at the mission. There is an option to purchase ($3-5) an audio tour that is self-guided. The audio recording walks you through the mission buildings and grounds. It... More
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