Travel to Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission San Juan Capistrano has been the home to many people over 230 years of history. Its history consists of memories and stories of its past inhabitants and present visitors. It is a place of historical, cultural, and religious significance, as well as a place of inspiration and education.

It is well known as the gathering place for "The Swallows of Capistrano". The Cliff Swallows begin to arrive in March from their winter home in Argentina. Between March and October they can be seen building nests in the eaves. The swallows start their migration back to Argentina in October.

Guided and audio tours are available.

The mission is located on the Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and San Diego at 26801 Ortega Highway. Phone (949) 234-1300.

Nearby is the historic downtown area with shops and restaurants and other attractions.

When we last visited the mission, the weather was perfect, mostly blue sky.

The buildings and grounds are magnificent and well worth a visit!

San Juan Capistrano Mission
San Juan Capistrano Mission

A quiet pond with lily pads on the grounds of the San Juan Capistrano Mission
A quiet pond with lily pads on the grounds of the San Juan Capistrano Mission

 

 

Crumbling ruins at the San Juan Capistrano Mission
Crumbling ruins at the San Juan Capistrano Mission


Lodging Options in the San Juan Capistrano Area

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Original Photographs of the Mission at San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano Mission

San Juan Capistrano Mission

Lovely stone bench and blooming cactus at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano in California
Lovely stone bench and blooming cactus at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano in California

Brick archways at San Juan Capistrano Mission
Brick archways at San Juan Capistrano Mission

The flowers are magnificent at San Juan Capistrano Mission
Purple Morning Glory ... The flowers are magnificent at San Juan Capistrano Mission

 

 

San Juan Capistrano Mission

San Juan Capistrano Mission



Interactive Map of San Juan Capistrano

 

For More Information

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