The Old Mission San Luis Rey is architecturally distinctive due to the artful combination of Spanish Colonial, Spanish Renaissance, Moorish, and Mudéjar architectural styles. Shaped in the form of a cross with interiors of double-dome wooden construction, the Mission was built by the native tribes with an array of materials ranging from mud bricks, straw, and manure, chaff, and water.
The Museum at the Old Mission San Luis Rey is home to a collection of artifacts from the five periods of occupation that the San Luis Rey area experienced, including American Military, Spanish Mission, Luiseno Indian, Mexican Secularization, and Twentieth Century Restoration.
The Franciscan Retreat Center at Old Mission San Luis Rey offers an array of guest amenities ranging from guest rooms, beautiful gardens and dining and banquet services. The Retreat Center can sleep up to 93 guests with simply furnished guest rooms, European-style restrooms in the hallways with private showers and toilets and central climate control.
The property is set on 56 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and walkways with a swimming pool, basketball and volleyball court, and a shady Picnic Pavilion. The Mission has many beautiful gardens in which guests and visitors can use for meditation and prayer on spiritual retreats, and the Stations of the Cross are a perfect backdrop for prayer and meditative walks. The Historic Mission Church is also available for daily meditation and is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and guests also have access to the Retreat Center Chapel.
The retreat also offers dining and banquet services with meals served in a buffet style in the dining room, which can seat up to 100 guests. A spacious patio with outdoor seating is available for socials, and special dinners and professional staff are on hand to continue the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality. Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, California - Photo: Ronald Discipulo /Fotolia
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