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Tag: Spanish Missions

Mission La Purisima Concepción

Mission La Purisima Concepción is #11 (1787) and a working, thriving Mission. This was a complete surprise for us. In…

Mission San Miguel

San Miguel is #16 in the Mission chain (1797) and was built at the point halfway between Mission San Antonio…

Mission San Antonio de Padua

Mission San Antonio is off the beaten path. It’s #3 in the Mission chain (1771) and is housed on what…

Mission Soledad

We ended up visiting this Mission twice… because it was closed during our first attempted visit and we couldn’t approach…

Mission San Rafael Arcangel

For this 4th of July, we are doing a road trip from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo. The goal…

San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo Mission

Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first Mission built in 1769; and, Mission Carmel came second in 1770… presumably…

Mission Santa Cruz

The drive to this Mission is more of an adventurous than the Mission itself. It’s worth the trip if you…

Mission San Juan Bautista

Founded on June 24, 1797, Mission San Juan Bautista is number 15 and largest of the Spanish Missions built in…

Happy Easter from Mission Dolores

It’s not really planned, but we seem to find ourselves somewhere interesting during Easter every year. It started with Belgium…

Mission San Jose

Peppered around the Internet and in historical documentation is Mission San Jose, named as Mission San Jose de Guadalupe. According…

Mission Santa Clara de Asis

Mission Santa Clara de Asis was founded on January 12, 1777 and is number 8 of the 21 Spanish Missions…

Of Hummingbirds and Lizards

Lavanderias — Indian laundries — where Indians washed clothes every week water spouted forth from gargoyles and passed out from…

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