Mission San Juan Capistrano

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26801 Ortega Hwy (at Camino Capistrano)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-1300
Church, History Museum
Mon–Sun: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

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  • Mission San Juan Capistrano offers 10 acres of history dating from 1776. The gardens are perfect for relaxing, the missions treasures priceless and in the summer concerts are held under the stars.
  • California's first winery was actually located in San Juan
  • Centerpiece is a statue of a missionary forcing himself on a native boy. Oh! You Catholics.
  • Great place for an afternoon of photography. When you're done, head down to Dana Point for a bite!
  • Beautiful setting, gorgeous gardens and very atmospheric historical buildings - highly recommended.
  • In addition to taking pictures of the mission, you'll also want to photograph the gardens. You can take a garden tour. Check out their photo policy if you're looking to do commercial photography.
  • Did you know that the Chapel in Mission San Juan Capistrano - built in 1782 - is the oldest building in California, still in use today?
  • Built in 1775, the Mission is a must see if you're in SJC.
  • Wow! Nice town!
  • Go see the gardens and take the audio tour.
  • Check out the Zorro exhibit!
  • This is mission is rich with California history. Don't bother with bringing stuff to do. Just park downtown, walk to the mission and visit the historic district and all its shops.
  • Beautiful mission! Great weekend adventure.
  • Beautiful and peaceful
  • Fuel up your Nook, Kindle or iPad with Gathering the Indigo Maidens by Cecilia Velstegui. The story touches on the real-life historical figure, Modesta vila from San Juan Capistrano in 1889.
  • A must see mission
  • Ruins from 1812 earthquake. Heavy on the Serra adoration- not much mention of the Native America victims. But the grounds are beautiful and peaceful
  • No hay palabras para explicar lo bello de este lugar.
  • This place is beautiful, perfect for a wedding.
  • Doing the audio tour is not essential for the tour but it is helpful. Enjoy the beauty of this place and look for the koi fish.