Mission Basilica San Diego De AlcalaCurrently Closed
- Address: 10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, United States, 92108
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6192837319
- Fax: +1-6192837762
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Community And Government, Religious, Churches
This Franciscan Mission, founded in 1754, is said to have been the first in California. It is also said to be the site of the first burial in San Diego. The Church youl see here today is the 3rd church on the site. The Pope has designated the church as a minor basilica. Check out the baptismal font. Fourth graders from all around the state frequently visit the church as part of their history course. It is a pretty, white and serene building.
- Tours are limited and must be reserved online.
- Donation suggested: USD 2 per person.
- Monday-Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm.
- Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Visitor Center and Gift Shop:
- Everyday: 9:00am - 4:30pm.
- Saturday(Sunday Vigil): 5:30pm
- Sunday: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am (in St. Francis Chapel), 10:00am (4th Sunday American Sign Language interpreted), 11:00am, 11:00am (Spanish in St. Francis Chapel), 12:00pm, 5:30pm
- Weekdays: 7:00am and 5:30pm
- Everyday: Monday-Friday at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm.
- Bus 14 stop Rancho Mission Rd & San Diego Mission Rd.
- Bus 13 stop Mission Gorge Rd & Fairmount Av.
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Beautiful spot, rich in CA history. The missions are an integral part of CA history, and San Diego's was the very first. Founded in 1769, the 250th anniversary is right around the corner. There is the a lot to see as you wander the picturesque grounds... the chapel, a restored Padre's quarters, the museum, meditation garden, bell tower, etc. Very interesting, educational. Worth a visit!
It's the first mission in California...but not the grandest. It is still being used for services, so please be respectful when visiting. The grounds can be hard to navigate for those with mobility issues. It is well maintained and has a small gift shop. If you are looking for something 'grander', but still local, go about 30 miles north to San Louis Rey. We are fortunate to have bits of history that are so readily accessible in our community.
This is the first mission built in California. It is much smaller than some of the others, but the grounds are still very pretty. They do have a museum.
This is an amazing part of San Diego and California history. Beautiful grounds. Amazing history. We came with a school group and enjoyed a docent led tour. She was a wealth of information.. The kids were riveted. Parking is fair. Bathrooms available. Small museum covers lots of history...from native American to Spanish explorer to missionaries.
The history at this place is fantastic. And if you are Catholic it's a great place for Mass.