La Misión de María Santísima, Nuestra Señora de la Soledad is located in the Salinas Valley near Soledad, California. Founded in 1791 by Father Fermin Lasuen, Mission Soledad is the thirteenth mission to be founded in California. It is nestled in the heart of the wine country known as the Santa Lucia Highlands and there are three wineries within two miles of the mission. Los Padres National Forest is to the south of the mission and the Pinnacles National Monument is to the east. Monterey Bay is fifty minutes to the northwest.

The grounds and gift shop are staffed by volunteers and a caretaker lives on site. Please stop off at the gift shop to acquire a self-guided tour, ask any questions or purchase unique religious and gift items.


10AM-4PM Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's).


First Sunday of the month at 10:00 am, Christmas Eve at 9:00 pm, Easter Sunrise 7:00 am.

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