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Old Mission Santa Inés

Old Mission Santa Inés

Old Mission Santa Inés
Old Mission Santa Inés
Old Mission Santa Inés

Old Mission Santa Ines

1760 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-4815

Old Mission Santa Ines is the nineteenth of the twenty-one California Missions established by Franciscan priests from 1769 to 1823. Since its founding, Old Mission Santa Ines has experienced many changes - sometimes tumultuous ones. Old Mission Santa Ines remains rich in tradition, legend, and history.

The Mission was founded on September 17, 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis. It was named in honor of Saint Agnes, an early Christian martyr of the fourth century. The Spanish for Agnes is Ines, hence the name of the church. The American Yankee settlers anglicized the spelling of the Spanish pronunciation of Inés and named an adjoining town Santa Ynez.

The Mission commands a superb view of the Santa Ynez River Valley and the Santa Ynez and San Rafael mountain ranges. It continues to be a central role in the spiritual and social life of the Santa Ynez Valley as an active parish church of approximately 1,000 families. It is administered by the Capuchin Franciscan order.

Upcoming events at Old Mission Santa Ines

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Show in Solvang — This fireworks show is considered one of the best on the Central Coast! — Paradise Kings

We try to keep our events list as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible, but we encourage you to verify with the artist or venue websites for possible changes or cancellations. Thanks!