One of the oldest towns on the Central Coast of California, Mission San Juan Bautista was established in 1797 by Fr. Fermin de Lausen. During the Gold Rush, the population of the area quickly grew. The town was eventually incorporated in 1869.
The character of the architecture and doors, the small scale of this old western town, as well as, the charm of the historic mission make San Juan Bautista, in my eyes, a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Another draw for us to San Juan Bautista is our favorite Mexican restaurant, Jardines De San Juan, which offers a large garden patio area for dining and a spectacular cactus and flower garden at the back of the property. More to come on Jardines later.
For now, please enjoy a photo tour of a few of my favorite places and doors in San Juan Bautista.
This post was inspired by Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors.
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature sponsored by Norm Frampton allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite doors from around the world.