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Old Mission San Luis Rey

  • 4050 Mission Ave. Map It
  • Oceanside
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Known as the King of the Missions, the 18th, the largest, and the most prosperous of California's missions was built in 1798 by Franciscan friars under the direction of Father Fermin Lasuen to help educate and convert local Native Americans. The sala (parlor), the kitchen, a friar's bedroom, a weaving room, and a collection of religious art and old Spanish vestments convey much about early mission life. A location for filming Disney's 1950's Zorro TV series, the well-preserved mission is still owned by the Franciscans.

Sight Information


4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, California, 92057, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Mon.–Fri. 9:30–5, Sat.–Sun. 10–5

Published 05/19/2016


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