on February 18, 2006
This is one of the many historical Mission Homes along the coast of California and Mexico. Established in 1771, it is a national shrine of Junipero Serra. Very rich in the presentation of attires of Popes, and a fine detail. The normal day-to-day walk through tour goes from library to kitchen. All areas, with the exception of underground cellar, are accessible. Weekly masses still occur on Saturday night and Sundays, so plan ahead to either attend mass or else visit around it. Although payment is not required, a gratuity of $5 to $10 is accepted, as a very informative self-guided tour can be performed by strolling through the museum and shrine. By far, my favorite part about the visit is the open courtyard and garden.
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