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Mission San Antonio de Padua, Jolon

#124 of 459 in Historic Sites in California
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Mission San Antonio de Padua is a Spanish mission established by the Franciscan order in present-day Monterey County, California, near the present-day town of Jolon. It was founded on July 14, 1771, and was the third mission founded in Alta California by Father Presidente Junípero Serra. The mission was the first use of fired tile roofing in Upper California. Today the mission is a parish church of the Diocese of Monterey and is no longer active in the mission work which it was set up to provide.
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  • Definitely a bit out of the way but very nice mission. We were on a mission to see most of the missions--we have now seen all but one.  more »
  • We are on a California mission trip -all 21 missions -the San Antonio de Padua mission is a great find -driving the 26 miles is well worth the trip -the museum presents the history of the location...  more »
  • What an amazing experience. Our sweet docent made sure we got the straight skinny about the Mission. We feel truly blessed.
  • Fun and very informative experience. Gift shop manager Franki was very nice and gave us information about the mission. I can't wait to go again.

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