Mission San Fernando Rey de España

Church in San Fernando Valley

One of the original chain of Spanish missions, Mission San Fernando dates from 1797, and the rambling grounds include the original 1822 convento, with its 4ft-thick adobe walls and Roman arches showing construction of the time (and enclosing the only known remaining mission wine cellar). There's also a historical museum, replicated church and many gardens.

The gift shop sells saint-themed figurines and medallions, wrought-iron crosses and greeting cards.