A trail map of some of the amazing Spanish Missions across California. After surviving tribulations that seem almost Biblical - earthquakes, famines, measles and mutinies, for starters – California's 21 Spanish missions are No wonder it's dedicated to the patron saint of the lost: San Antonio de Padua Mission is tricky to find, even with a detailed Central California map.
The Spanish missions in California comprise a series of 21 religious outposts or missions established between and in today's U.S. State of California. Founded by Catholic priests of the Franciscan order to evangelize the Native Americans, the missions led to the creation of the New Spain province of Alta. A trail map of some of the amazing Spanish Missions across California.