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Take in the well-preserved history at Mission San Juan Capistrano and tour the museum exhibits inside and throughout the 2 hectares (10 acres) grounds. Originally founded in 1775, the mission was built as a completely self-sufficient community and became a center for industry, religion, and agriculture. Try your hand at Native American basket weaving, pan for gold, or attempt an adobe brick-making session. Tickets include an audio tour; guided tours are available throughout the week. Mission San Juan Capistrano is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , custom trip planner Edition.
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Mission has so much history and is a lovely way to spend the day. The price is reasonable and you can get a yearly pass for a great price. Staff is very good to work with. There is a lovely tea...
Mission has so much history and is a lovely way to spend the day. The price is reasonable and you can get a yearly pass for a great price. Staff is very good to work with. There is a lovely tea... more »
Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1776 as the seventh California mission, and contains the last remaining chapel where Fr. Serra is known to have celebrated mass. Also notable are the ruins..... more
Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1776 as the seventh California mission, and contains the last remaining chapel where Fr. Serra is known to have celebrated mass. Also notable are the ruins..... more »
I was completely blown away by the beauty and the history of this mission. What also impressed me is that the facility still plays an active role in serving their community, gardening for their food pantry. Missions have a complicated history with the indigenous peoples of the Americas but I noticed that there was special attention taken to acknowledge the sacredness of their culture as well as the Catholic faith. Another interesting part of the mission what the generous donation given by a local Jewish couple to restore some of the artwork. There’s a definite feeling of community beyond one set religion and it provided a welcoming environment for all. Oh, and it’s absolutely beautiful was well. A must see.
Was recommended to visit, so I took a trip. I don't think they have a designated parking lot, but the street parking wasn't far, so it was okay. The weather was great, and inside the mansion was pretty enough to visit more than a time. (I got the yearly membership, which was less than two visit's price, and they gave me free fish food, so that my kids can enjoy feeding the bit coy fishes, in two different ponds). I recommend the membership, if you go there! I will definitely go there next time! The town, garden, inside gallery, and historical museums are worth visit.
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