Our beautiful mission is one of 21 that were built along the California coast. Construction of this unique mission was completed in 1815. Inside, the mission boasts a 30 foot ceiling, with a main area of 165 feet long and 27 feet wide. Covering almost 6 acres San Luis Rey is the largest of all the California missions. The bell tower is 75 feet high and is adorned with a wooden dome. The architectural style of the mission is primarily Spanish Colonial with Baroque and Moorish influences.
There’s lots of history to see and learn about as the mission has been in use since 1798. This was the last mission built in California and the final mission founded by Father Fermin Lasuen. The mission was blessed with friendly neighbors and fertile soil, making it the most productive of all the California missions.
Today, the San Luis Rey Mission is still an active parish. The mission has been restored to it’s original condition. It’s open for tours 7 days a week.