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This Mission is at the side of the highway, is an active church, as a matter of fact when we visited this church there was a baptism celebration.
This Mission was founded on July 1797 by the Franciscan Father Fermín Lasuén.
In a quest to ride my motorcycle to all 21 California Missions, today I visited Mission San Miguel Arcángel, the 11th Mission of 21 going south to north. It was established on July 25, 1797 and is chronologically the 16th Spanish Mission. The Mission doesn’t...More
The combination of a 4+ rating on TA and as a Gem by another travel site captured our imagination and we pulled off the freeway for what we thot would be a ten minute “stretch our legs and bathroom break”....but what we discovered was so...More
I stopped to see the Mission San Miguel Arcangel because I had read at a nearby rest stop that it had its original painted frescos in the church, including an Ojo de Dios (Eye of God). I visited on a very hot July day and...More
We had never stopped to see this Mission because it was being refurbished after an earthquake. We were on a trip to see California Mission with our ten year old grandson. This was our first stop because Mission Soledad was closed. We took the self...More
We didn’t stay long on this visit, really just stopped by while rushing home, but I have visited many times before. Prior to an earthquake about 12 years ago, the church with its wall art was the only unrestored example in California Missions. Then, we...More
One of the largest and most authentic missions we have visited. Beautiful church, cemetery and landscape. Clearly still in use as a local church. Be sure to go to the historic Adobe across the street! Very cool artifacts at both historic landmarks!
I love to stop at places I've never been. So on our way back with our 4 year old grandson, we saw the sign for the mission. We pulled in and I was so pleased to see that it was in its orginal state. My...More
I have visited most all of the California missions, including into Baja California (that was the same area of Mexico as Alto California in the late 1700's). Mission San Miguel Arcangel is exceptional for the original configuration, because it has always been in use, and...More