San Diego Churches and Cathedrals
(San Diego, California - CA, USA)
San Diego certainly contains its fair share of churches, basilicas, missions and religious buildings, representing an impressive cross-section of religions and religious denominations.
The historic Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala was founded in 1769, when it became California's very first church. Over the years, the basilica has been rebuilt, renovated and extended many times. Standing in the Mission Valley area, highlights include guided tours, period features and regular Roman Catholic services.
Elsewhere, further religious offerings can be found in nearby La Mesa, Spring Valley and Lemon Grove - home to the late 19th-century St. Philip's Episcopal Church, which has actually been successfully relocated twice in its life. Nearby National City is where the Cornerstone Church of San Diego can be found, a renowned 'megachurch' attracting in excess of 4,000 worshippers each week.
Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala
Address: 10818 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, 92108, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 281 8449
The Basilica San Diego de Alcala is a spectacular cathedral and listed as a National Historic Landmark. One of the city's oldest and most important historic buildings, the basilica still holds regular services and is worth a visit for its architectural merits alone.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for seniors, students and children, daily mass and Sundays free
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Address: 1629 Columbia Street, San Diego, 92101, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 619 234 4820
Located within Little Italy, in the city center, Our Lady of the Rosary Church was popular many years ago with the area's fishermen and today has a large Roman Catholic parish.
Open hours: daily
Santa Ysabel Mission
Address: State Route 79, Santa Ysabel, 92036, California CA, USA
Tel: +1 760 765 0810
Santa Ysabel Mission, in the East County, is just a short drive from the city. Serving the people of Santa Ysabel, attractions include period features, a small museum and many well-supported, seasonal religious events throughout the year.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 15:00