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San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura

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  • One of the most interesting Missions in California and it is right in the middle of Downtown Ventura. Very easy to get, good museum and a very interesting look into Early California history. Enjoy the...  more »
  • This was the very last Spanish Mission we visited. We saw all 21 in about 4 years. They are all different. The inside of the church is going through a "face-lift (painting). Nice little garden. Nice g...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to get a docent to walk us through... Lots more than meets the eye. Good museum, plus a functioning church. Wooden bells, nice moorish fountain and gardens. Strongly suggest getti...  more »
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  • Ok, I probably shouldn't have gone there in the first place. As a progressive person rooting for diversity, equality and freedom, I regret paying $4 going there only to know that my money will probably go into printing another copy of their anti-abortion brochure sitting on the shelves in the church. The staff members are super friendly, which I appreciate. And the architecture is beautiful, which I enjoyed. Nonetheless, the one-sided narration of the history was disturbing, to say the least. There were no mention of the forced labor and the cultural loss of the Chumash people. Somehow they do sell a couple of illustrated children's book about Chumash culture, maybe the guilt finally kicked in.
  • This is a great mission. Very pretty, and well preserved. It fits into the town setting very well.
  • Beautiful Mission located in the town area. Good free parking just west of the Mission in a parking lot on the south side of the street. Well worth a visit.
  • Wow such a unique, warm and welcoming parish. We were truly bleesed to celebrate our Easter with you, our family reflected on the service through out the day and how special the message and experience was for each of us.
  • California Mission History told here is false their can be no beauty behind lies of the Catholic church. 90 percent of Indigenous peoples died enslaved, beaten and raped. How is it beautiful when the land itself was stolen and used for the Churches gain. This is an intitution glorifying criminals .