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Mision San Diego de Alcala

San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2139
+1 619-283-7319
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Peaceful oasis

I reached the Mission by taking the green line transit towards Santee - at my first attempt I got... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2016
A part of local history.

We have so many missions here in Southern California that I feel if one is a resident, it is almost... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2015
San Diego, California
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2 Mar 2016
“Peaceful oasis”
24 Oct 2015
“A part of local history.”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2139
+1 619-283-7319
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

I reached the Mission by taking the green line transit towards Santee - at my first attempt I got off at the stop called Mission Valley Centre, but this is a shopping mall - you need to go a few stops further. Once off the...More

Thank Family152
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We have so many missions here in Southern California that I feel if one is a resident, it is almost compulsory to visit at least one of them in one's lifetime; afterall, it is part of local history; that said, when one says the word...More

1  Thank traveltoforeignlands
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Father Junipera Serra walked up the Coast of California establishing Missions. The Mission San Diego de Alcala was the first Mission on his journey. Today you can visit the architectural dig that is on-going to discover more of the past of the mission Indians and...More

Thank ljtraveler2013
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The oldest mission in California, Mision San Diego de Alcala is a beautiful mix of history, natural beauty and spirituality. The grounds are luscious with colorful flowers and plants - a photographer's (even amateur's) delight! Sit on a bench and take it all in. The...More

Thank SuperM0n
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The Mission is well maintained, tucked away and perched up on top of a hill above Mission Valley. The grounds are pretty and the view is amazing. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy after spending some time in the small museum and mission. Just passed...More

Thank MaryAnnLens
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Like many missions in California, Mission San Diego de Alcala is a historic and beautiful place to visit. The grounds are well kept and the architecture has been restored but it still has that old world look and feel. The church can be reserved for...More

Thank Norman B
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Seeing this wonderful part of the California Mission-chain is a terrific way to understand how the state, and San Diego in general, came to be. It is beautifully preserved and staffed by knowing and loving volunteers. The chapel is gorgeous, the grounds lush and quiet....More

Thank Babs45
Reviewed 22 February 2015

California's oldest mission is located in Mission Valley so you don't have to drive far to enjoy this beautiful setting along with a history lesson. Kids love it and there's even a small hut made of tree branches filled with metates (Native American grinding rocks)...More

Thank seeslime
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Considering that it is the oldest mission church in California, it is well maintained without losing its rustic charm. A bit hard to find to use a GPS. Try to catch the Sunday mass for a more meaningful visit.

1  Thank dissolvedgirl
Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Very well kept grounds and beautiful gardens. I would recommend visiting. The museum is small but full of information. The gardens are very relaxing and beautiful to spend time in. Lots of photo opportunities as well.

1  Thank MBbrandt
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