Mission San Juan Capistrano, California is truly one of my favorite places on Earth. I mean that. If I ever move to the West Coast I will live in this city and NONE OTHER. San Juan Capistrano or nothin'. There is a lot to do if you want, but it's also quiet if you want to relax. Beautiful area, friendly people, lots of history, and the mission.... <3
The California Missions are a series of 21 settlements running up the California coastline from what is now San Diego all the way to San Francisco.These missions were established by the kingdom of Spain & founded & maintained by missionary Catholic priests, monks & brothers while also serving as military garrisons for Spanish soldiers. The first mission was built in 1769 under the supervision of Father Serra in what is now San Diego. After a time, the missions would expand into a small town.