Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, Soledad

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Mission Nuestra SeƱora de la Soledad, known colloquially as the Soledad Mission or "Our Lady of Solitude" or Mission Soledad, is a Spanish mission located near the present-day town of Soledad, California. The mission was founded by the Franciscan order on October 9, 1791 to convert the Native Americans living in the area to Catholicism. It was the thirteenth of California's Spanish missions, and is named for Mary, Our Lady of Solitude. The town of Soledad is named for the mission.

After the 1835 secularization of the mission and the later sale of building materials, the mission fell into a state of disrepair and soon after was left in ruins. A restoration project began in 1954 and a new chapel was dedicated in 1955. The chapel now functions as a chapel of Our Lady of Solitude, a parish church of the Diocese of Monterey. The priests' residence was later recreated, and functions as a museum.
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  • This has been lovingly restored and protected mission from early white history of California, Some no longer exist except as mounds of dirt.  more »
  • One of the smaller Missions and writing this now having visited 15/21 it is very cute. A bit of a detour off the hwy so you may only want to drop by if you are seeking them all out, it is a bit...  more »
  • Great peaceful and tranquil place to visit and learn about History, "Native History". My son and I visited the Mission in September, on a warm windy sunnyday. Bring a lunch, they have a picnic area.
  • One of the smaller missions but the weather is great and the front is very pleasing to the eyes. The church is very small but well kept. Staff are very helpful and friendly.

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