Mission San Juan Capistrano

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26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano Directions
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Report | 22 days ago
tai san juan Capistrano
Report | 6 months ago
It takes a couple hours to go through if you listen to all the numbers so give yourself enough time.
Report | 9 months ago
a must visit, peaceful and beautiful, probably the best mission of 8 I have seen
Report | 9 months ago
I just love the Mission with all of its history, gardens, and charm. According to many stories, it is haunted and there are stories about that. I do feel that cemetary has a special air to it.
Report | 10 months ago
Educational. Good for families.
Report | 10 months ago
It's worth the ride there. Has beautiful a church and beautiful, well kept gardens. Nice for taking pictures.
Report | 10 months ago
They offer a garden tour at 10:00 . Unfortunately we arrived too late to take it but it would be a great way to learn what plants and flowers are there. There is also a guided tour at 11:15 for $3.00. Be sure to pick up the Audio device to add to your experience. We were there about 3 hours and saw everything walking a leisurely pace. We really enjoyed the experience.
Report | 10 months ago
Where comfy shoes. You may get a little dusty. The store was great. Wonderful service. Brick making was wonderful for all ages. Panning for gold...ehhhh; but great for kids.
Report | 10 months ago
The grounds are covered in sand in some places so don't wear sandals - it gets in your toes, LOL. The mission is BEAUTIFUL and a must see for everone.
Report | 10 months ago
Get in on a guided tour. Tour guide had so many interesting facts that you would not get just wandering around on your own.
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When Father Lasuen founded Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1775, he created the 7th of modern California's 21 missions, which were intended to serve as epicenters of Christianity and Spanish culture in the New World. The mission system fell into disarray and disrepair during the war for Mexican independence and the Mexican-American War, but San Juan Capistrano remains, standing as a relic of that era and a testament to California's historical mélange of European and Native American cultures.

The mission invites visitors to learn more about the region’s history by exploring 10 acres of preserved adobe architecture, fountains, and gardens. Audio tours give groups a unique insight into the site's stories, and rotating exhibits feature artwork as well as historical and religious artifacts from San Juan Capistrano. Hands-on activities allow guests to recreate the experience of centuries-old mission life by making adobe bricks, panning for gold, or connecting computers to dial-up modems.

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