Virtual Guidebook to El Camino Real
Mission Santa Ines
Santa Ynez California


Mission Santa Ines was founded in 1804 but destroyed in the earthquake of 1812. Friction between Indians and soldiers led to the Chumash Revolt of 1824 and many Indians never returned to the mission. After secularization the mission buildings slowly decayed for more than a century. Serious restoration began with a grant from the Hearst Corporation in 1947.



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An almost unchanged agricultural landscape to the east of Mission Santa Ines in Solvang

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Cistern and parking lot at Mission Santa Ines

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The unrestored nineteenth arch at Mission Santa Ines

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The cemtery alongside the church at Mission Santa Ines

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In the church at Mission Santa Ines

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The Madonna Chapel at Mission Santa Ines

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Model and map in the museum at Mission Santa Ines

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The rather formal cloister garden at Mission Santa Ines

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