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Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the "King of the Missions," is a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public...more
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I am currently on a motorcycle trip to visit all 21 Missions of California. Throughout my life I have visited most of them and San Luis Rey De Francia in Oceanside is one of the most complete and finest restorations of all the Missions. It...More
If you want to learn the history of this region, if you want to see the beauty inside and out of this mission, by all means take the guided tour! This gentleman knows the history and brings it to life. Inside the mission are gorgeous...More
I love visiting the California Missions and have visited most of them. This one had escaped me given the number of times a year I visit the area. This time around I had some extra time before I headed home and upon seeing the signs...More
Mission San Luis Rey is a remarkable historic site that is easily accessible to Southern California Residents. There is a wealth of knowledge within this scenic historic location that can enrich the minds of both the young and old. The Mission offers a wide...More
Visit this iconic California landmark in Oceanside during the week, when crowds and traffic are low. You'll have more time to spend in the active Catholic church (prayers acceptable), and visit the musueum (a donation/fee accepted). The history of the California Missions is rich and...More
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Go to MYTcounty look under Local Interest then California Missions. You can look at how to plan your trip. It has a list of all California Missions and a map showing where they are. San Diego has a very beautiful mission and... More
Go to MYTcounty look under Local Interest then California Missions. You can look at how to plan your trip. It has a list of all California Missions and a map showing where they are. San Diego has a very beautiful mission and San Juan Capistrano is very lovely. The legendarily swallows return to the Mission on March 19th (St Joseph's Day).