• Mission San Luis Rey de Francia - Oceanside, California

      Photo by Osie Turner
      Mission San Luis Rey de Francia is sometimes called the "King of the California Missions" because it is the largest Spanish mission in California. It was originally founded in 1798, but the current building dates to 1811. The mission houses many beautiful old statues and religious artwork inside the chapel.

      If you go:
      The mission grounds are open daily, generally from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum charges an admission fee but visitors are free to walk around the chapel and cemetery. The green rolling hills surrounding the mission are picturesque.


      4050 Mission Avenue
      Oceanside, California 92057 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Mission San Luis Rey
      +1 (760) 757-3651