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Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the "King of the Missions," is a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public...more
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Beautiful grounds and interesting historical sight. Take time to stroll and take in the ambiance. Charming chapel and peaceful cemetery. Small nursery and gift shop an interesting stop. Two hours to do it right.
This California Mission is only one of a few that has an active Friar Community. All of the Masses are precided by the Franciscan Friars. The population here is very diverse and the various Ministries reflect that. Retreats are regularly held as are religious education...More
If you’re interested in CA missions then Mission San Luis Rey is Must. This Oceanside mission was the meeting place for Padres of old since it was in the middle of the mission chain. You’ll find a active historic perish church, wonderful museum, interesting old...More
Easily accessible outside of Oceanside with plenty of free parking, the Mission San Luis Rey is a beautiful destination. The grounds are completely open and only the museum has an entrance fee. The historic church can be visited free (donation encouraged). There is plenty of...More
This mission is one of the most beautiful in California. It offers a lot of interesting things to see at the site including the rose garden, cemetery, lavanderia, koi pond, museum. It is a very active church offering classes and special events by different cultures.
What an enchanting mission to visit in Southern California. The massive grounds are very tranquil and a great escape after navigating the hectic freeway systems of Southern California. The museum was excellent and describes in detail the massive reconstruction that was needed to bring life...More
This is one of the 21 Spanish missions in SoCal - this one in Oceanside was well maintained with a very knowledgeable staff to answer questions. Many special exhibits of its rich 200+ history, including tools, pictures and paintings.
This beautiful church is still functioning as a Roman Catholic Church, complete with resident Franciscan friars. This is one of the 21 Missions founded by Father Junipero Serra during the 18th Century. They claim to have the "first pepper tree" ever planted in California. I'm...More
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Go to MYTcounty look under Local Interest then California Missions. You can look at how to plan your trip. It has a list of all California Missions and a map showing where they are. San Diego has a very beautiful mission and... More
Go to MYTcounty look under Local Interest then California Missions. You can look at how to plan your trip. It has a list of all California Missions and a map showing where they are. San Diego has a very beautiful mission and San Juan Capistrano is very lovely. The legendarily swallows return to the Mission on March 19th (St Joseph's Day).