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Mission San Buenaventura

225 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2622
+1 805-643-4318
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Interesting place to visit

Quiet and intimate, historic Spanish mission with lovely grounds and garden. Not open long house... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ANonyMouse45
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Long Beach, California
Much variety in a small space

One can encounter Ventura history, a beautiful garden, a museum of religious artifacts, reproduced... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
507adventurelover
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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“gift shop” (34 reviews)
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225 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2622
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+1 805-643-4318
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"gift shop"
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"self guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"california history"
in 15 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"catholic church"
in 7 reviews
"small garden"
in 7 reviews
"junipero serra"
in 8 reviews
"main street"
in 16 reviews
"downtown ventura"
in 18 reviews
"glass cases"
in 3 reviews
"pretty grounds"
in 3 reviews
"bell tower"
in 3 reviews
"busy street"
in 3 reviews
"nice fountain"
in 3 reviews
"san buenaventura"
in 9 reviews
"el camino real"
in 4 reviews
"santa barbara"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet and intimate, historic Spanish mission with lovely grounds and garden. Not open long house, but worth going by.

Thank ANonyMouse45
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One can encounter Ventura history, a beautiful garden, a museum of religious artifacts, reproduced Chumash artistry, and a peaceful, prayerful sanctuary here. This mission arouses more than one sensory perception for those who react to their world on many levels.

Thank 507adventurelover
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the smaller missions I’ve visited. But is a great visit all the same. I love seeing missions preserved and this one still in use. Grounds are nice. Great view. Visits are self guided. I feel more would be gained for a...More

Thank Sandi_Spears
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I have been visiting and photographing all 21 California missions. I finally made it to Ventura today. I arrived early and the grounds and the church were open, so I went in and took some photos. The gift shop and museum open at 10:00AM. At...More

Thank Woodpecker48
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

My wife and I have been on a quest for the past few years to view all of the missions. The Mission San Buenaventura is small but well cared for and the church appears to still be in use. Unlike many of the missions, there...More

Thank LightFighter
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

As a person who has seen most of the CA missions, this mission is well preserved as it is still used as a church today. The grounds are well kept, but the typical “normal” buildings that would have surrounded this mission (if they ever existed)...More

Thank hutchss
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is worth the price of admission to see. Several old pieces inside the museum , small garden. Church is beautiful with well cared for ambiance. This would be a 1-2 hour trip

Thank Nadia M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Unlike most other missions this one is right in the middle of a busy street. So parking not as easy as at some of the other missions. Buildings and religious art in great shape.

Thank radar60
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I am a big history buff and have visited almost all of the California Missions. This has been the smallest one and took about 15 minutes to see. The staff however on this one is not very engaging or happy to work there like the...More

1  Thank StonewallJackson2015
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lovely old church and peaceful little garden with a nice little museum. A nice respite from crowded Main Street. The church is really lovely with old beams and candles. This was the last of the California missions personally founded by Serra - well worth the...More

Thank Koda
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convfalcon
15 April 2017|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about Eater services but regular Sunday services are at 7:30,9;10:30 Spanish and 12:15
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Terry G
3 January 2017|
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Yes they do. On Sunday it's 7:30am, 9:00am, and 12:15pm.
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