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On our way to Julian, we stumbled upon this Mission church in Pala, CA. Mission San Antonio De Pala! It is a branch (asistencia) of Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in June 13, 1816. It is a Catholic Historical Site.
There is a museum, gift...More
My trip to this area was precisely to visit this Mission which seems well preserved/maintained. It is small to medium size--because it was a "sub-mission"--and still is used for hearing mass and as a school. It has a gift store were you can purchase souvenirs,...More
The grave yard at the Mission Church had grave sites dating from the early 1800s. The Mission Bell Tower is beautiful and the bells are rung every Sunday and om special occasions. The Church itself is a beautiful depiction of Mission life.
he San Antonio de Pala Asistencia, or the "Pala Mission", was founded on June 13, 1816 as an asistencia to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, some twenty miles inland upstream from the latter mission on the San Luis Rey River. It is a great...More
This is a small mission, which I proported to be the oldest in the area. The bell tower is separated from the church, not a common construction in Missions. We observed the bells, strolled through the aged cemetery and then entered the church. It was...More
We have visited almost all of the California missions, and this was the most underwhelming.... The church and cemetery were open, but there was no one else around. It's an OK spot to stop for 15 minutes if you're driving by, but (unlike the other...More