Friday, March 6, 2015

The Church at Old San Juan Bautista


In my visit to Mission San Juan Bautista, I took a lot of pics of the inside of the historic church. It is still a working parish. The cornerstone of the present church was laid in 1803 and dedicated in 1812. The Old Mission San Juan Bautista has had an unbroken succession of pastors since its founding on June 24,1797:









When we there, we saw almost like an small anteroom in the Mission. It is the Guadalupe Chapel which was the original chapel while the present church was being built. It is the oldest building at the Mission and has been restored:

28 comments:

  1. Your photos are beautiful! That looks like an amazing place to visit. Have a great weekend!

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  2. What a beautiful church, I love architecture and this one fits the bill.
    Thanks for visiting to share this week on Oh My Heartsie Girls Friday Feature!
    Pinned to our Friday Feature Board!
    Have a great weekend, Karren

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    1. You are welcome. The older churches are the most beautiful.

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  3. I have a degree in history and can I just say THANK YOU for reminding me of my love of history. The photos are great. Thanks so much for sharing on the (mis)Adventures Mondays Blog Hop. I look forward to seeing what you will share next.

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  4. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  5. Oh I love old churches with hand painting on the walls like this! Such a beautiful structure. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  6. What a gorgeous church! This post is giving me the travel bug - my family and I love exploring new places together. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  7. Oh wow! This is BEAUTIFUL! I can't even imagine how amazing it must be to attend mass there. Thank you for sharing on Found & Foraged.

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    1. You are welcome. I would love to attend Mass there also.

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  8. What a nice idea to share these beautiful pictures with so many people...most that would otherwise never see this magnificent church. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. Wow what beautiful photos!

    Thanks for linking up to #TWTWC xx

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  10. These are stunning. I love visiting old churches too. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend, this week's linkup just went live!

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  11. Hi,
    1. I have a degree in history too.
    2. How cool to compare your visit to the chapel to Alice in Wonderland. A literature overlap! Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party on Monday. I'm Janice, one of your hostesses.

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    1. Nice to meet you and thanks. Didn't mean to do that.

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  12. What a beautiful church! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning :)

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