Such a peaceful place amid a busy city. Everything slowed down once you entered the mission. I immediately felt humbled walking through the main worship areas and grounds. Beautiful gardens. Rich in History. A must-see! Words don't do this place justice!
Nice to add another mission to our bucket list must visit them all! Never been here beautiful museum with wonderful Bible collection and art work with indigenous pictures and history, artwork. If you have not visited this place put it on your to do list. The chapel is beautiful we enjoyed our visit.
This is a very well preserved mission, with beautiful gardens and many of the original artifacts used by the friars and the Indians. The small museum contains a significant array of period pieces, including furniture, photos, clothes, etc. The Church also has several of the original painting and images. One of the places that definitely are worth visiting.
I'm from Texas and familiar with the San Antonio Missions. I was surprised at first that the structure was not as ornate as the San Antonio missions. But, when I entered the interior of the mission I was awestruck by the fantastic artifacts from the Spanish colonial period, Native cultures and Mexican-American catholic heritage. And, what beautiful gardens! Only in... 更多
Have lived in San Gabriel & the surrounding cities all of my life, but never visited here until recently. I am not catholic so would have no cause to go here for church services but it was a lovely place to visit & see the history of it all up close.
It is interesting to visit this Mission because it is very authentic and still a parish church. It is well preserved and the grounds are primitive, very quiet and have historical artifacts. If you are in San Gabriel it is worth the trip to visit.
I've visited a few California missions before, but this was the most interesting one I've been to, and it's still an active church. The old mission church is beautiful, but more interesting to me were the remains of some of the mission industries: vats for tanning hides, vats for making soap and tallow, an aqueduct, and equipment for making wine.... 更多
This is one of the missions that helped start what we now know as California. You can visit the chapel, the museum and the camposanto (cemetery). Great to see architecture and history. Not many artifacts. Nice and quiet!
Go just to see the ancient mission grape vine, but there are so many interesting edible plants here too. The huge tallow cauldrons, cooking pots, neat wine making instruments. The church building itself is also among the nicest, and I've seen most of them. It's in the middle of nowhere it seems, and the museum is an odd hodgepodge of... 更多