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Mission San Juan Bautista

406 Second St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
+1 800-777-0369
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Perfectly Preserved

This beautiful mission is the only one on the entire El Camino Real that has continued holding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Juan Bautista, California
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History, Hitchcock and scenery

I'll be honest. I primarily came here to see the setting for Hitchock's Vertigo. I hadn't realized... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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406 Second St, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045
+1 800-777-0369
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful mission is the only one on the entire El Camino Real that has continued holding masses ever since its establishment. For a small donation visitors can stroll literally into another era. Stop and kneel in the silence of the chapel. The frescoes have...More

Thank merryheartmarie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll be honest. I primarily came here to see the setting for Hitchock's Vertigo. I hadn't realized that the mission steeple was fabricated for the movie - a recreation of the original that had burned earlier in the century. Notwithstanding that small disappointment, the mission...More

1  Thank umbrellaman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in a day with several school groups including some special needs students. It was refreshing to see the sense of excitement and curiosity among all the students. As long as one times their restroom visits around the school groups there is no problem...More

Thank tzsm98
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The most amazing place to visit. Loved the antique shops, the restaurants, visiting the oldest church & ruines. Could easily live there 😀

Thank Jayne M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is the largest and I think the best preserved of the Spanish California Missions. I have visited here many times in the past but it never disappoints. If you are interested in California history, this mission, like the other missions, will bring much history...More

Thank LLion
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We found the mission well maintained. Enjoyed walking around the different areas and buildings. The mission staff that we saw were friendly and helpful. Would recommend at least an hour to tour, probably two hours would be best. Short walk from the shops and restuarants.

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Visit for the atmosphere of the service at the only continually serving Mission in California. We loved the interior and the active, family filled, congregation

Thank Jared P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit mission before going to rib festival. What a beautiful place. So peaceful and the rose garden was just outstanding. The church reminded me of churches in Mexico. But is a beautiful place to stop here and imagine the past. Saw views of...More

Thank Mary Ann M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I have gradually been visiting the original, still-intact Missions in CA and this one is one of the best. Meticulously maintained, with hotels, residences, stables and other historical buildings still intact. The small "downtown" has a choice of very good restaurants and shops. Very quaint...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This was our 14th mission stop on the trip and I must say Mission San Juan Bautista was near the top we saw. We spent several hours enjoying the museum and grounds. Two bus loads of 4th graders were unloading on field trip and they...More

Thank Walker S
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