Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Architecture_7295

This mission, known as Mission San Juan Capistrano, was founded in 1776 by Spanish Catholics. It was named for the famous theologian and inquisitor Giovanni da Capistrano, who hailed from Italy and lived from 1386 to 1456. Prior to and at the time of the founding of the mission, the San Juan Capistrano region was populated by Native Americans. The Spanish, as was customary during colonial times, went to work converting the locals of the San Juan Capistrano region to Catholicism. This helped form the beginning of California’s rich multi-cultural heritage.

Mission San Juan Capistrano's Architecture, California_7295

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Architecture_7296

Mission San Juan Capistrano's Architecture, California_7296

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Wooden Door_7302

Mission San Juan Capistrano's Wooden Door , California_7302

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Iron Door Handle_7302

Mission San Juan Capistrano's Door Handle, California_7301

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Olive Mill

Mission San Juan Capistrano's Olive Mill, California

Mission San Juan Capistrano’s Exterior Corridor_7293

Mission San Juan Capistrano's Exterior Corridor, California_7293

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