San Gabriel Mission was the fourth one built in California, founded September 8, 1771 by Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera. The name San Gabriel Mission is for Arcangel Gabriel.
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Interesting Facts about San Gabriel Mission
- Mission San Gabriel is the only one with Moorish architecture
- Settlers from Mission San Gabriel founded the city of Los Angeles
- Mission San Gabriel has no bell tower - the bells are in a separate wall
- Mission San Gabriel is the oldest structure of its kind south of Monterey
San Gabriel Mission Timeline
- 1771 - Mission San Gabriel founded
1775 - Moved to a new site
1779 - Building began
1781 - Party leaves Mission San Gabriel to found Los Angeles
1805 - Building completed
1812 - Earthquake
1835 - Secularized
1846 - Mission San Gabriel sold by Pio Pico
1908 - Claretan fathers rebuild Mission San Gabriel
1987 - Mission San Gabriel damaged in earthquake
Where Is San Gabriel Mission Located?
Mission San GabrielSan Gabriel Mission is located north of I-10, northeast of downtown Los Angeles. Exit I-10 at New Ave. and merge onto north New Ave. New Avenue becomes Ramona Street. Keep going for about 1.7 miles from the freeway, and turn left onto S. Mission Drive. Mission San Gabriel is on the left.
428 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel CA
Mission Website and current hours