Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala824 Votes Currently 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
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, 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.
Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala Travel Tips
- Tours are limited and must be reserved online.
Entrance Ticket Details For Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala
- Donation suggested: USD 2 per person.
Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala Hours
- 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.
How to Reach Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala
- Bus 14 stop Rancho Mission Rd & San Diego Mission Rd.
- Bus 13 stop Mission Gorge Rd & Fairmount Av.
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9.73% of people who visit San Diego include Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala in their plan
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Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala Reviews & Ratings
I been doing all the south missions and still have to say each one I visit makes you go back to that era in time. This is the first one build or establish its a little more simple to all the other ones. It has a beautiful garden with different types of flowers and plants. There are many workers that keep the place clean and really presentable. The museum is a really great addition as well. Its small but it has so much history to offer.
From an ethnocentric point of view, you have to appreciate the amount of work the establishing missionaries had to endure to settle in this area. They were foreigners in a land that was not their own but had a major influence on changing a culture. One would consider the language barriers and the foreign customs challenging, but yet found One Universal Truth. From a Gospel perspective, you appreciate the work in converting their faith. Stand in awe of the history of this place. Stand in awe of the serenity. Most importantly, stand in awe of the grace and the message delivered at this place. Sit in silence as you imagine and transcend in time hearing the hurriedly footsteps of the missionaries caught in their work. Imagine the fervent prayers at that prayer bench. And the amount of letters that detailed the successes of the Great Commission written at the desk there. Letters conveying the feelings of full faith, hope, and love.
I love this Mission. Just as a heads up there is an admission fee but it's not much for the beauty and spiritual pilgrimage it offers. I try to make it down south at least once a year to say a few prayers and pick 1 pomegranate off the tree.
Easy parking and cheap admission with lots to look at. I enjoyed the place because of how packed full of artifacts and the corresponding signs it was. Easy to go for as much time as you want. You can spend as little or as much time as you want plenty to look at and read and great place for some photos.
Beautiful, peaceful, historical and educational. They have a gift shop where you pay 5 dollars to get in and they give you a map with other info. You walk around to the different sections including a rose garden. Nice place for photos. Just be careful walking around in their uneven bricks, especially little kids.