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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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Great Historical and Informative Visit

My granddaughter was required to do a report for school on California Missions so we decided to... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
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Serenity in the city

I really loveded my visit to this mission. Such a peaceful setting, the gardens outside the church... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
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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.
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  • Average8%
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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108-2498
+1 619-281-8449
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Reviewed 15 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

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

I really loveded my visit to this mission. Such a peaceful setting, the gardens outside the church are so beautiful. I enjoyed visiting with the staff at the gift shop-they are very knowledgable. The history of the CA missions is so interesting, and the chapel...More

Thank Helen F
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Saturday night mass was wonderful and crowded. The church and the grounds are beautiful. Don't miss this. There is much more to see here than we ever imagined.

1  Thank grzzz
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This Catholic church one of the jewels of the line of missions built in Calif. the thick walls the spiritual setting, to the hardships is layed out in a museum site.

Thank bobmccrea
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

On the trail of all 21, this was my first chance to get to the first one! Well worth the trip. On a hilltop, which may be unique, but a lovely little museum, beautiful grounds and chapel. Just to drink in the history is worth...More

Thank Wendydear123
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This was our second tour of a CA mission. They are so beautiful, peaceful, and full of history! It's amazing to wonder what actually happened during their early years in time. This mission is still active as a church. And it doesn't matter what religion...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This basillica and museum is a complex that is not only an active Catholic church but a window into the history of early San Diego. Although a cross only marks the original church and first Californian mission founded by Fr. Serra, you can find a...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Interesting site to visit to learn about the many facets of California history. It is a functioning church so please be respectful.

Thank ArchiBoi
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This beautiful mission has a long history. It started about 1746, the first European settlement in California. After years of deterioration, in 1931 it was restored to its present form. There is a museum, church, chapel and historical monks living quarters. There are guided and...More

1  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I am on a Mission Tour vacation. I thought that it would have more to see.It really is nice to see the very first Mission. The church was nice. It had very steep steps to get up from the parking lot. The price for adult...More

1  Thank Tcard2013
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Kayla C
What time does it close on Saturday?
9 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
I would like to know if this mission has a walk through tour where you can take pictures???
11 February 2015|
Response from bszweda |
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