The Jewel of the Missions: San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano. San Juan Capistrano, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano is one of the of twenty-one missions founded in Alta California . It was founded in 1775 by Franciscans.

Although in December of 1812 an earthquake caused the Great Stone Church to collapse, it can be classified as a big place, not only for its size (can you see the people at the left side of the main arc?), but also because it is considered the Jewel of all the California Missions due to its great architecture, which is considered a gem.

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