Mission San Juan Capistrano
California State Historic Landmark 200
#200 San Juan Capistrano Mission
Founded in 1776 by Padre Junipero Serra, the seventh in the chain
of twenty-one missions established in Alta California to Christianize and civilize
the indians. Stone church destroyed in 1812 earthquake. Expropriated during
Mexican rule. Returned to Catholic church in 1865 by proclamation of President
NW corner of Ortega Hwy and Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.
The mission is also famous for swallows that return each year.
Return to other landmarks in Orange county.
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