San Juan Capistrano Mission Photos

The California mission at San Juan Capistrano, founded 1776, had lovely gardens planted around the cloister & is famous for its swallows which return like clockwork. The historic sanctuary lays in rustic ruins.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano by Fathers Lausen & Serra. Capistrano, CA.High altar of original church at Mission San Juan Capistrano, considered to be California's oldest standing building. Capistrano, CA.Gardens in cloister of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Red, yellow & white roses of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.
Mission San Juan Capistrano (1776) by Fathers Lausen & Serra. Capistrano, CA.High altar of original church at Mission San Juan Capistrano, considered to be California's oldest standing building. Capistrano, CA.Gardens in cloister of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Red, yellow & white roses of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.
Rose gardens of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Bells of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Church bell in wall of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Ruins of second church which collapsed during the earthquake of 1812 at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.
Rose gardens of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Bells of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Church bell in wall of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Ruins of second church (c1800) which collapsed during the earthquake of 1812 at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.
Ruins of second church with gardens of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Sunlight streaming through cloister pillars of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.

Ruins of second church with gardens of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.Sunlight streaming through cloister pillars of Mission San Juan Capistrano. Capistrano, CA.


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