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Mission San Gabriel Archangel

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Address: 537 N Mission Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91775-2139
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+1 626-457-3048
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Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova,...

Mission founded in 1771 by Father Junipero Serra, originally from Cordova, Spain, who wanted to share his religious faith with the inhabitants of the New World.

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Mission San Gabriel Archangel is a place to go for Spiritual and History gain. It is closing your eyes to imagine what had happened there. The planning and hard work to get the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
San Gabriel, California
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San Gabriel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Mission San Gabriel Archangel is a place to go for Spiritual and History gain. It is closing your eyes to imagine what had happened there. The planning and hard work to get the Mission to be what it is today. This is what the people did to make a HOUSE to gather together and PRAY. Can you see the rejoicing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Living in San Gabriel and being Catholic, i grew up attending the Mission San Gabriel Archangel! It is so beautiful! There is a museum here and two churches, old and new. My whole family has either been married here or have had attended school here! Both churches are open to the public and are beautiful inside! Please come by and... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Located in the heart of town the old Mission of St Gabriel is vibrant and full of history. The story of the missionaries who planted seeds in the New World still resonates today.The Mission's church dates from the 18th century. It is old and cared for. The day we visited a baptism was being performed. The inner court yard is... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I am on a Mission tour Vacation. I really liked this one. This is a must see. It really felt more original then updated. I really liked how it is blocked in like San Juan Capistrano. I am very much enjoying learning about each Mission.

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Hollywood, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A lesser know destiation to get to but if you have reason to see and or stay in San Gabrield this is one of the places to visit.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Founded in 1771, just 2 years after the discovery of the San Gabriel Valley, the Mission is rich in California history. I did not have much time at Mission San Gabriel Archangel as I arrived close to the time for last entry but I had long enough to walk the gardens / mission grounds and to appreciate the beauty of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a nice example of the Spanish Missionaries in California. Do stop in the gift shop, get a ticket, and stroll through the museum, gardens, burial grounds, and other locations before you enter the church. Rows and rows of pews lead to a beautifully simple altar area. Well worth an hour stop.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The self guided tour is just $6 and the exhibits/histroy is excellent. Plenty of parking in this active parish.

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Pleasant Hill, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Enjoyed our day here. So much history and the staff are fantastic for giving you information. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time to visit the entire grounds.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I've visited this site many times, but it had been a while. Mission San Gabriel was the fourth Mission founded in California and the first near what is now Los Angeles. Today the Mission is open and for a small fee, you take a self guided tour through gardens, past various utility buildings, , dying vats, and of course, the... More 

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