San Gabriel Mission

San Gabriel Mission information

Location
Los Angeles , USA
Address
428 S Mission Dr
San Gabriel
More information
www.sangabrielmission.org
Prices
adult/6-17yr $5/3
Opening hours
9am-4:30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm Sun
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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.