San Gabriel Mission
El Molino Viejo
While in the Huntington Library area, make a quick detour to this transporting brick-and-adobe structure with creaky wood floors and...
Unwind in the Zen-like tranquility of a Japanese garden. Study the jaunty pose of Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy . Linger over the...
Fair Oaks Pharmacy
Get your kicks at this original 1915 soda fountain right on Route 66. Slurp an old-fashioned ‘phosphate' (flavored syrup, soda water and...
428 S Mission Dr · interesting places nearby
San Gabriel Mission information
In 1781, settlers departed from this mission to found El Pueblo de Los Angeles in today’s Downtown area. Set about 3 miles southeast of Pasadena in the city of San Gabriel, it’s the fourth in the chain of 21 missions in California and is one of the prettiest.
Its church boasts Spanish Moorish flourishes, a copper baptismal font, carved statues of saints and a 1790 altar made in Mexico City. The mission surroundings are also well worth a quick stroll. Following Mission Dr takes you past the 1927 Civic Auditorium, the Civic Center, a historical museum and galleries.