San Juan Capistrano: Jewel of the Missions

San Juan Capistrano: Jewel of the Missions

Known as Jewel of the Missions, San Juan Capistrano is the seventh of twenty-one missions established in Alta California. San Juan Capistrano, like the other California missions, was established to expand the territorial boundaries of Spain, and to spread Christianity to the indigenous natives of the area. Named after the 15th century warrior priest, the […]