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Mission Santa Clara de Asis

The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
+1 408-554-4023
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Mission Church

Beautiful historic church on the campus of Santa Clara University. Open to public during the day... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JJ_EATS
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New York City, New York
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Lovely and Friendly

The 10:00am Mass on Sunday is vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming. It's a gorgeous church, of course... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
marybelle08
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Los Angeles, California
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Founded in 1777, this historic mission is located on the campus of Santa Clara University.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful historic church on the campus of Santa Clara University. Open to public during the day, excellent masses by Jesuit priests on Sunday. The original mission chapel burnt down, but this has been beautifully recreated.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The 10:00am Mass on Sunday is vibrant, beautiful, and welcoming. It's a gorgeous church, of course, and even though it's not 100 percent the original building, or items, the church still sets a lovely area for prayer and reflection.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is the 6th Church built near or one this site, this one from the 1920s following a fire. Look for the crosses in front (memorials to slain Catholics in El Salvador) and the memorials to Santa Clara graduates and citizens from World Wars I...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Near the church is a building called the Adobe Lodge which I would recommend aficionados go see: try and guess what part was constructed when? As I kept saying to my friend, "the mission" is only archaeology and has to be dug. I don't think...More

Thank barbgal
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Nestled in the midst of the University, the Mission is wonderfully maintained and open to the public. While it’s not the original Mission which was located near the Guadalupe river, the original Mission was burned. This Mission was rebuilt in 1822 and sits on this...More

Thank RenoRod
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Santa Clara mission is located at the Santa Clara university. Because this is a vibrant university the mission is well taken care of. The buildings and grounds could not be in better condition. Also, there is no entry fee.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful mission. On the Santa Clara University campus. Beautiful grounds and everything fresh and clean. Drive on to the campus and park in free visitor parking. Great for photos, so bring your camera or phone with a camera. Beautiful inside and out....More

Thank Woodpecker48
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We made a quick stop here on our way out of San Jose. It was a Sunday so the grounds were quiet. Mass was going on,so we quietly slipped in the back and enjoyed the singing of the congregation and the art work. The grounds...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I was there recently. It is the first mission that name after women, the only mission on University campus and the biggest mission in California. Museum is closed on Monday.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I attended a concert here and the setting was nearly perfect. It's a lovely old mission, founded in 1777, and built on the present site between 1784 and 1819. It's been ruined and restored six times and in its present state is a mix of...More

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Teresa M
9 December 2016|
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The church had a bell tower, and two of three bells were a gifts of the king of Spain! The mission was also richly ornamented with paintings. If you want to know more, go to, Mission Santa Clara De Asia by, Toucan Vally... More
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