Solvang is unusual to say the least. It looks like a piece of Denmark (it was established that way), and has a certain charm and great pastries, I am told.
We came to see the mission, which sits on the edge of town. There was a baptism ceremony under way for young children, which added to the beauty of the site.
The mission has been extensively rebuilt, but it retains its ancient cistern, and areas where houses and farm fields once were have been preserved. A nice rose garden and stations of the cross are near the church.