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We really enjoyed our brief visit to the town and Mission. Very nice gardens and museum. We have made it a goal to see all 21 missions. I would say that this one is one of my favorites -- along the lines of La Purisima...More
A large grass covered area separates the historic park from the Old Mission at San Juan Bautista. The park and mission are built on the San Adreas fault that shakes California from time to time. Park of the movie "Vertigo" was filmed here.
The state historical park consist of buildings on the south and west sides of the plaza in San Juan Bautista. The San Juan Mission (not part of the park) is on the north side. Together they give a good view of life in California in...More
The greeting we received from the ranger made us feel welcome to wander through the historic park at our leisure. The written descriptions were full of unique, fun facts clearly written to be informative and at the same time entertaining. Flowers were in bloom everywhere...More
There is much to see in this beautifully preserved site! You'll want to walk around and take in the lovely views and see the historic buildings. We arrived on a rainy day, so we're planning to return for a much longer visit in better weather!
This section is in the same courtyard as the mission so it is easy to access. The day I visited it was packed with school groups and looked like and awesome field trip. I enjoyed this whole town as well as this special section as...More
The buildings have been preserved in much the original condition. The Adobes are well cared for, and the houses and buildings on the square have been restored to as much former glory as possible. And of course one of the best preserved missions in the...More