California Missions Photos

Built by the Spanish to support settlement & Christianize Indians, missions stretched from San Diego to San Francisco & beyond and were spaced about a day's horse ride apart.

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San Diego de Alcala (1769) Stained glass San Diego de Alcala Mission San Diego Mission adobe wall with bells seen from garden side. San Diego
San Luis Rey de Francia (1798) (Oceanside) Stained glass San Luis Rey de Francia Mission San Luis Rey Mission Church, Oceanside
San Juan Capistrano (1776) Stained glass San Juan Capistrano Mission Mission San Juan Capistrano by Fathers Lausen & Serra. Capistrano
San Gabriel Archangel (1771) Stained glass San Gabriel Archangel Mission Bells in wall of Mission San Gabriel Archangel, San Gabriel
San Fernando Rey de España (1797) Stained glass San Fernando Rey de España (no photos)
San Buenaventura (1782) (Ventura) Stained glass San Buenaventura Mission San Buenaventura Mission, Ventura
Santa Barbara (1786) Stained glass Santa Barbara Mission Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara
Santa Ines (1804) (Solvang) Stained glass Santa Ines Mission Santa Ines Mission arcaded porch, Solvang
La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima (1787) (Lompoc) Stained glass La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima Mission La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima Mission, Lompoc
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (1772) Stained glass San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission Quail mural in Mission San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo
San Miguel Archangel (1797)
(Paso Robles)
Stained glass San Miguel Archangel Mission Mission San Miguel Archangel fountain, Pasa Robles
San Antonio de Padua (1771) (Jolon) Stained glass San Antonio de Padua Mission San Antonio de Padua Mission, Jolon
Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (1791) (ruins near Soledad) Stained glass Suestra Señora de la Soledad (no photos)
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (1770) (Carmel) Stained glass San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission with gardens & out buildings. Carmel
San Juan Bautista (1797) Stained glass San Juan Bautista Mission (no photos)
Santa Cruz (1791) (rebuilt as State Park) Stained glass Santa Cruz Mission (no photos)
Santa Clara de Asis (1777) Stained glass Santa Clara de Asis Mission Ceiling fresco with Bishop saints in Santa Clara de Asis Mission. San Jose
San Jose de Guadalupe (1797) Stained glass San Jose de Guadalupe Mission (no photos)
San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores) (1776) Stained glass San Francisco de Asis Mission Mission Dolores old & new churches. San Francisco
San Rafael Arcangel (1817) Stained glass San Rafael Arcangel Mission (no photos)
San Francisco de Solano (1823) (Sonoma) Stained glass San Francisco de Solano (Sonoma) Mission (no photos)

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