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Apr 1st, 2013, 07:42 PM
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California Missions

Driving from Los Angels to Sonoma. Want to see 4 of the most interesting missions in that area. Have already been to Carmel, Ines, Santa Barbara. Any advice?
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Apr 1st, 2013, 08:51 PM
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San Miguel and San Juan Bautista.
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Apr 1st, 2013, 09:01 PM
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San Juan de Compostela.
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Apr 1st, 2013, 09:32 PM
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San Antonio de Padua
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Apr 1st, 2013, 09:55 PM
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San Juan Bautista.

Check out the famous Vertigo fall, interspersed with other video of the Mission.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zno4nlLWY8

The full movie scene. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjPCk494e5Q

I'm assuming you have the Mission in Sonoma covered.

You can check out the other missions on youtube.
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Apr 1st, 2013, 11:53 PM
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San Antonia de Padua. It is still surrounded by fields, so it seems like you are back in 1700 or so!
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 03:09 PM
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No love for La Purisima?
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 03:19 PM
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San Miguel is very nice and very close to 101. It is the least renovated of the list and has a lovely chapel with native American artwork
Bautista is also just a few minutes from 101 and is in a nice setting with vintage buildings. It has the largest church of all the missions.
Purisma is a bit of a drive but has an authentic feel and surroundings.
Padua is also quite a few miles off 101 and is located on an army base so make sure your car's paperwork is in order.
Both Purisima and Padua are greatly reconstructed.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 03:21 PM
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San Miguel is very nice and very close to 101. It is the least renovated of the list and has a lovely chapel with native American artwork
Bautista is also just a few minutes from 101 and is in a nice setting with vintage buildings. It has the largest church of all the missions.
Purisma is a bit of a drive but has an authentic feel and surroundings.
Padua is also quite a few miles off 101 and is located on an army base so make sure your car's paperwork is in order.
Both Purisima and Padua are greatly reconstructed.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 04:43 PM
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La Purisima is interesting because it is an attempt at a historical reconstruction (rebuilt by the CCC), with outer buildings and a setting that gives an idea of what missions originally were.

http://www.lapurisimamission.org/
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 05:08 PM
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La Purisima is also worth a stop and has nice little historical display. The tour info is very useful for,a self tour and sometimes docents are available.

A little off 101 is Mission Soledad. Very small but in a quite, rural setting.
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Apr 2nd, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Should be 'quiet'
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Apr 3rd, 2013, 06:29 AM
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Hope you have already visited San Diego's 3 Missions.
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