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MISSION SANTA YSABEL CEMETERY

Located on a hillside in the small town of Santa Ysabel, this 19th century church, museum and cemetery along Highway 79 reveals a more native side to California Mission history.    

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SAN XAVIER DEL BAC MISSION

Known as the White Dove of the Desert, Mission San Xavier del Bac, an active Roman Catholic church serving the San Xavier Indian Reservation in Tucson, is considered the finest example of mission architecture in the Southwest.      

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LA PURISIMA MISSION

Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima is one of the famous network of Spanish Franciscan missions stretching the length of California, established in the 18th century.

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MISSION SANTA BARBARA

California’s ‘Queen of the Missions’ is unique for its stone facade patterned after an ancient Latin temple in pre-Christian Rome. Mission Santa Barbara was founded by Padre Fermín Lasuén on December 4, 1786, the feast day of Saint Barbara, as […]

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MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

San Juan Capistrano has the distinction of being home to the oldest building in California still in use, a chapel built in 1782.      

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SAN GABRIEL MISSION

Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was the 4th of 21 Spanish missions built in California, constructed in 1771 just after San Antonio Mission on the Central Coast of California.      

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SAN FERNANDO MISSION

Mission San Fernando Rey de España was founded on September 8, 1797, and was the 17th of the 21 Spanish missions established in Alta California.      

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