Mission Basilica San Diego Alcala

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Join us for a morning photo shoot at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. This mission was the first Franciscan mission in the Las Californias Province of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. It was founded in 1769 by Spanish friar Junípero Serra in an area long inhabited by the Kumeyaay Indians. The mission and the surrounding area were named for the Catholic Saint Didacus, a Spaniard more commonly known as San Diego. The mission was the site of the first Christian burial in Alta California. San Diego is also generally regarded as the site of the region's first public execution, in 1778. Father Luís Jayme, "California's First Christian Martyr," lies entombed beneath the chancel floor. The current church is the fourth to stand on this location. The Mission is a National Historic Landmark.

We will meet at 8:45 AM in front of the Mission and will enter promptly at 9:00 AM when the Mission opens. We will photograph the Mission and its grounds and tour the Museum.

Please note that by RSVP'ing "YES" you agree not to use any of your photos for commercial purposes. Tripods are not permitted in any of the buildings.

Admission & Parking: $3 per person.

What to bring: Wide Angle and Medium Zoom Lenses will work fine here. You can also bring some longer Zooms for detail shots