Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

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Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá
An active parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá remains a tranquil place of worship and reflection. Regardless of your religious beliefs, the first of California’s 21 missions is well worth a visit for its extensive history. It was originally built in 1769 in San Diego’s Presidio Park overlooking the bay but moved to the current inland site five years later. Records show, the California olive was first cultivated at the mission and cuttings from the olive trees were used to start olive groves at other missions throughout California. The state’s first Catholic Martyr, Father Jayme who was killed by American Indians who stormed the mission in 1775, is buried next to the alter in the current church. Destroyed many times over the years, the current building was constructed in 1935 and built to look as it would have in the early 1800s.
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10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, USA
+1 619-283-7319
Sun - Sat 9am - 4:30pm