To share my visits of the Missions, the text will be short, I will rather let the pictures tell the story of what we saw.
The architecture of the 21 Spanish Mission built along El Camino Real (1769-1823) reflects both the simple tastes of their Franciscan founders and the limited resources of material and skilled labor available. The missions were constructed of stone and adobe, finished inside and out with whitewashed mud plaster and topped with pitched roofs of hewn timber covered with red tile.
Located in beautiful rolling hills in the city of Solvang, Santa Inés has been called the “Hidden Gem of the Missions.” It was founded on September 17,1804. The 19th of the 21 Missions in California. It is named for Saint Agnes of Rome, a 13 year old roman girl martyred in A.D. 304. It is an active church, the responsibility of Capuchin Franciscans since 1924.
We arrived in Solvang with heavy rain. I took the first photo through the window of the car. But it did not stop us to visit. My photos will tell more.
We really did not want to spend much time in the garden but we were happy with our visit.
After this visit, there were only 3 more Missions for us to see in California.
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