Mission San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel

#5 of 8 in Historic Sites in San Luis Obispo County
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  • Beautiful active mission. So authentic. Love the old details - the entrance, chapel, landscape, and bell tower. This mission is a MUST SEE! Easy to get to off North 101.  more »
  • I have passed San Miguel a hundred time going up and down Hyw 101. Today, I finally stopped. It is great pretty and it was built in 1797 and remains one of the most unrestored of the mission. Nice lad...  more »
  • This is a lovely mission and well worth the minimal admission fee. It is stunning to see the inside of the mission, quite beautiful in its early depiction of the Catholic saints and fascinating to lea...  more »
  • Large mission that I wish had a larger tour. The garden is nice but it's off limits. I do hope the full grounds can eventually be restored since they are really gorgeous. The church is beautiful as well with the original paintings. Enjoy!
  • After zooming by San Miguel for so many years, we finally decided to stop and check it out. This is an amazingly intact mission settlement with a really authentic and undeveloped feel. It really feels like stepping back in time 200 years! Highly recommend stopping here – especially if you’re driving the 101 on a long road trip – much better than stopping at a boring rest stop!
  • If Mission San Antonio is considered the least visited CA mission due to its distance from Hwy 101, then Mission San Miguel should be considered the easiest. It is located just feet away from its Highway 101 exit. What is most remarkable about a visit here is the interior of the Mission. Its rooms are truly representative/original to its times; its chapel is simply breathtaking in still having its original frescos on its walls. If driving along Camino Real in a mission quest in search of the best, then Mission San Miguel should be on your list.
  • A truly beautiful place. The most amazing thing for me is that I believe the grounds contain part of the original El Camino Real which you can observe as you approach the Mission from the south.
  • Hidden gem on our road trip to Monterey, glad we stopped by and paid a tour inside to get to know all mission history and appreciated the art. Very meaningful!
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