Mission San Juan Capistrano

Church and History Museum
San Juan Capistrano
  • Marshall S.
    "Beautiful place, relaxing gardens, and historic atmosphere."(4 Tips)
    "Awesome place to bring 4th graders for California history."(2 Tips)
    "Lots of koi fish here"(2 Tips)
    "Go see the gardens and take the audio tour."(7 Tips)
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  • historic landmarks
  • california history
  • tours
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  • Marshall S.
    Marshall SenkarikJune 2, 2013
    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.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 18, 2011
    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.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SalazarDecember 17, 2014
    Doing the audio tour is not essential for the tour but it is helpful. Enjoy the beauty of this place and look for the koi fish.
  • Wesley C.
    Wesley CummingsNovember 15, 2013
    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.
  • NYIP
    NYIPJune 22, 2011
    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
  • Nikita S.
    Nikita SuMay 7, 2012
    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
  • Emily L.
    Emily LichJuly 20, 2013
    Never had been before but my grandma wanted to go back. It was beautiful! The gardens and fountains were gorgeous. Go if you can!
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinOctober 24, 2015
    Ruins from 1812 earthquake. Heavy on the Serra adoration- not much mention of the Native America victims. But the grounds are beautiful and peaceful
  • Mary C.
    Mary CastilloAugust 23, 2011
    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.
  • Dave H.
    Dave HuxtableApril 29, 2013
    Beautiful setting, gorgeous gardens and very atmospheric historical buildings - highly recommended.
  • Bob Y.
    Bob YoungNovember 4, 2012
    If you haven't had or taken the time make some room on your schedule. I promise this place is well worth the visit.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 7, 2012
    Did you know that the Chapel in Mission San Juan Capistrano - built in 1782 - is the oldest building in California, still in use today?
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KJune 5, 2013
    This place is awesome.. Especially with all the history behind it
  • Sean K.
    Sean KoehlerApril 22, 2013
    This was a very cool stop and educational! If your into history it's a must see..
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldMarch 31, 2012
    Gorgeous flowers. Lots of great opportunities if you are into photography.
  • Joey
    JoeyDecember 2, 2014
    Awesome place to bring 4th graders for California history. Extremely crowded in March!
  • Kimberly J.
    Kimberly JohnsonMay 3, 2015
    This place is beautiful, perfect for a wedding.
  • Journey L.
    Journey LawsMarch 11, 2014
    Absolutely beautiful. Don't miss the church!
  • Dheeraj K.
    Dheeraj KakarJuly 28, 2011
    Centerpiece is a statue of a missionary forcing himself on a native boy. Oh! You Catholics.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FreebergJuly 3, 2011
    Awesome place to take pictures and add them on 4square
  • Tara W.
    Tara WilsonNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    beautiful historical landmark. Beautiful basilica
  • Chad T.
    Chad TovarNovember 2, 2016
    Historic is all I can say!!
  • @joe4pres
    @joe4presSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    California's first winery was actually located in San Juan
  • Denny C.
    Denny CampbellJuly 21, 2010
    Built in 1775, the Mission is a must see if you're in SJC. Read more
  • Larry N.
    Larry NebelDecember 16, 2015
    A must see mission
  • Noah
    NoahMay 11, 2013
    Lots of koi fish here
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HobsonJuly 7, 2013
    Check Groupon for discounted admission
  • Metrolink
    MetrolinkNovember 27, 2012
    Beautiful mission! Great weekend adventure.
  • Leo S.
    Leo SodermanMarch 22, 2010
    Great place for an afternoon of photography. When you're done, head down to Dana Point for a bite!
  • Kate E.
    Kate EschbachFebruary 11, 2012
    Beautiful and peaceful
  • Johnny
    JohnnyJanuary 16, 2010
    Go see the gardens and take the audio tour.
  • Mission S.
    Check out the Zorro exhibit! Read more
  • dkaybonch
    dkaybonchJune 6, 2010
    Wow! Nice town!
  • hly
    hlyAugust 13, 2014
    Gidip gorulmesi gereken bi yer. Giris $9. Ilk yapilan kilise, sonra bi depremde yikilmis vs...
  • Tacles T.
    Tacles TripsSeptember 12, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    No hay palabras para explicar lo bello de este lugar.
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