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Mission San Diego De Alcala

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10818 San Diego Mission Rd.
San Diego, CA 92108
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(619) 640-0481
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California's first mission was named San Diego de Alcala in honor or Saint Didacus of Alcala. The tiny mission struggled for many years, enduring not only illness and poor crops, ...

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It's beautiful to walk the grounds 1/15/2006

California's first mission was named San Diego de Alcala in honor or Saint Didacus of Alcala. The tiny mission struggled for many years, enduring not only illness and poor crops, but fighting off Indian attacks. After six years, the mission moved from its original location to a new site with fertile soil and fresh water, about six miles up the river. Visitors will find a restored church built in 1813. You can stroll on the grounds, and visit the church and mission exhibits The complex's treasures also include Father Serra's room, an original bell and an original Spanish choir stall. The mission is accessible by automobile or the San Diego Trolley. It's located right by Qualcomm Stadium. more

interesting mission 11/27/2005

I have visited this mission a few times, and I always notice something new each time. I have never attended a service, however parking is very hard to come by, especially if you do not get there early. They offer multiple services on Sundays. Its odd to see a mission in such a busy area in Mission Valley, but its still nice to have a little piece of history in the middle of the city. more

Go in June to Festival! 8/4/2005

This mission is a wonderful place to visit. It feels like you've stepped back in time when you enter the grounds. You have to visit in June/July when they have the Festival of the Bells where they have food, music, dancing, and the ever favorite blessing of the animals. You can bring your pet to be blessed by the preist. It is loads of fun and educational. Children would love to attend this festival and there is plenty to do for mom and pop too. more

California's first mission retains the old-world charm despite its simplicity. 7/18/2005

Mission San Diego de Alcala is the first of the 21 missions in the California Mission system, and so it carries a lot of folklore and history. It's the place where the first padre was martyred in California. The garden that greets visitors is charming, serene, and reflective. A tour of the mission church is illuminating. Father Jaime (the first padre martyred), is buried beneath the altar, which is marked by a white cross. The only surviving adobe living quarters gives you a realistic idea as to how the padres lived during that time period. A museum in the mission tells visitors of the history of the mission and of the Kumeyaay Indians. This mission is definitely worth the stop. more
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