Mission San Juan Capistrano

Church and History Museum
26801 Ortega Hwy (at Camino Capistrano), San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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  • Today
    • 6:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)
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  • "... and very atmospheric historical buildings - highly recommended." (5 tips)
  • "... place, relaxing gardens, and historic atmosphere. I will definitely..." (6 tips)
  • "... for an afternoon of photography. When you're done, head down to Dana Point..." (3 tips)
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Mission San Juan Capistrano offers 10 acres of history dating from 1776. The gardens are perfect for relaxing, the mission’s treasures priceless and in the summer concerts are held under the stars.

    The Ritz-Carlton · June 18, 2011
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  • @joe4pres

    California's first winery was actually located in San Juan

    @joe4pres · September 16, 2011
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  • Dheeraj K.

    Centerpiece is a statue of a missionary forcing himself on a native boy. Oh! You Catholics.

    Dheeraj K. · July 28, 2011
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  • Dave H.

    Beautiful setting, gorgeous gardens and very atmospheric historical buildings - highly recommended.

    Dave H. · April 29, 2013
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  • Leo S.

    Great place for an afternoon of photography. When you're done, head down to Dana Point for a bite!

    Leo S. · March 22, 2010
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  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Did you know that the Chapel in Mission San Juan Capistrano - built in 1782 - is the oldest building in California, still in use today?

    The Ritz-Carlton · June 7, 2012
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  • NYIP

    In addition to taking pictures of the mission, you'll also want to photograph the gardens. You can take a garden tour. Check out their photo policy if you're looking to do commercial photography. Read more

    NYIP · June 22, 2011
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  • Denny C.

    Built in 1775, the Mission is a must see if you're in SJC. Read more

    Denny C. · July 21, 2010
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  • dkaybonch

    Wow! Nice town!

    dkaybonch · June 6, 2010
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  • Johnny

    Go see the gardens and take the audio tour.

    Johnny · January 16, 2010
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  • Mission S.

    Check out the Zorro exhibit! Read more

    Mission S. · August 13, 2010
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  • Wesley C.

    This is mission is rich with California history. Don't bother with bringing stuff to do. Just park downtown, walk to the mission and visit the historic district and all its shops.

    Wesley C. · November 15, 2013
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  • Edwin D.

    Check out the church

    Edwin D. · December 9, 2012
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  • Metrolink

    Beautiful mission! Great weekend adventure.

    Metrolink · November 27, 2012
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  • Kate E.

    Beautiful and peaceful

    Kate E. · February 11, 2012
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  • Mary C.

    Fuel up your Nook, Kindle or iPad with Gathering the Indigo Maidens by Cecilia Velástegui. The story touches on the real-life historical figure, Modesta Ávila from San Juan Capistrano in 1889.

    Mary C. · August 23, 2011
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  • Journey L.

    Absolutely beautiful. Don't miss the church!

    Journey L. · March 11
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  • Emily L.

    Never had been before but my grandma wanted to go back. It was beautiful! The gardens and fountains were gorgeous. Go if you can!

    Emily L. · July 20, 2013
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  • Amanda H.

    Check Groupon for discounted admission

    Amanda H. · July 7, 2013
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  • Shawn A.

    This place is awesome.. Especially with all the history behind it

    Shawn A. · June 5, 2013
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  • Marshall S.

    Was pleasantly surprised. I drive by all the time, but never knew there was so much to the mission. Beautiful place, relaxing gardens, and historic atmosphere. I will definitely be back to enjoy more.

    Marshall S. · June 2, 2013
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  • Noah

    Lots of koi fish here

    Noah · May 11, 2013
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  • Sean K.

    This was a very cool stop and educational! If your into history it's a must see..

    Sean K. · April 22, 2013
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  • Bob Y.

    If you haven't had or taken the time make some room on your schedule. I promise this place is well worth the visit.

    Bob Y. · November 4, 2012
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  • Nikita S.

    entrance is on the Ortega Hwy meets Camino Capistrano. We didn't know at first so mistaken San Juan Capistrano church as Mission but found out after few minutes inside the church

    Nikita S. · May 7, 2012
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  • Danielle N.

    Gorgeous flowers. Lots of great opportunities if you are into photography.

    Danielle N. · March 31, 2012
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  • Andy F.

    Awesome place to take pictures and add them on 4square

    Andy F. · July 3, 2011
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  • Tara W.

    beautiful historical landmark. Beautiful basilica

    Tara W. · November 15, 2010
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