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Mission San Antonio de Pala

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Cheryl wrote a review Oct 2019
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My 82 year old mother-n-law and I had a very pleasant time, just the right size fir her to walk around and enjoy. The gardens were nice and peaceful to rest in. Learning it is still a working mission was nice to know.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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gorgeous6838 wrote a review Aug 2019
beaumont, California, USA20 contributions10 helpful votes
Whenever in the area, attending Sunday mass there has been a TRUE Blessing. Compliments to Rev. Rey who runs this Mission very Holy. Hd the opportunity to attend last Easter service and so happy to see so many being baptized and received first communion.... After Saturday Vigil at 5 p.m one can stroll the Mission and enjoyed the atmosphere of this historic church ...... very impressive the way they maintain ! My best friend and I attended the Midnite Mass last Christmas - very Blessed n happy memories.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Joyfullyanointed wrote a review May 2019
Rancho Cordova, California173 contributions62 helpful votes
While touring in So Cal, we stopped at this beautiful mission, which is actually an asistencia of the main missions.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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ExpoNationals wrote a review Oct 2018
Bakersfield, California3,435 contributions163 helpful votes
On our way to Julian, we stumbled upon this Mission church in Pala, CA. Mission San Antonio De Pala! It is a branch (asistencia) of Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in June 13, 1816. It is a Catholic Historical Site. There is a museum, gift shop, gardens, cemetery, and a chapel. Masses are still celebrated at the adobe chapel to this day. Interesting fact, the (belltower) campanario is believed to be the only freestanding one of its kind among all the California missions. We were able to see a few areas of the mission. The cemetery and gardens are situated behind the campanario. The chapel was open so we were able to say a prayer inside. Unfortunately, both the museum and gift shop were closed the day we passed by. Those two places are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm. Mission San Antonio De Pala is not a destination for most folks unlike the Pala Casino close by. Still if you are in the neighborhood, drop on by. Learn a bit about the history, and say a prayer. Amen!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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ricsandimas wrote a review Aug 2017
San Dimas, California440 contributions55 helpful votes
My trip to this area was precisely to visit this Mission which seems well preserved/maintained. It is small to medium size--because it was a "sub-mission"--and still is used for hearing mass and as a school. It has a gift store were you can purchase souvenirs, books and other artifacts of the Catholic faith. For a modest donation you can walk around the interior patio grounds, learn its history, and see the inside of a California mission--and get a flavor of what it was to live their in the times of it's heyday. If you have an hour, its worth the time to explore--it's both interesting and educational.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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