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Mission San Diego de Alcalá

10818 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108, USA
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Mission San Diego de Alcalá

Mission San Diego de Alcalá was the first Franciscan mission in what was known in the 18th century as the Californias, a province of New Spain. Built on land occupied by the Kumeyaay people (and known as Presidio Hill today), it's also the site of the first Christian burial in Alta California and of the region’s first public execution. Overlooking the bay, the beautiful white mission church became vitally important to the organization of California, and is a National Historic Landmark. The current mission is the fourth iteration of the original building and is still an active Catholic parish church.