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Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres

Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres

Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres

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Burckhalter, David. Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres

Univ. of Arizona Press

2013

Book ID: 94292

Bathed in desert light and shadow, rising up from the earth in improbable, faraway places, stand eight original Spanish missions on MexicoÕs Baja California peninsula. Built of stone by Roman Catholic priests and indigenous laborers in the eighteenth century, these stunning missions dominate the landscape around them. Baja California Missions: In the Footsteps of the Padres is a beautiful and informative book about the eight monumental Spanish colonial churches, buildings seldom seen by those familiar with the missions of California, Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico.

With gorgeous photographs of the architecture and religious art, and supported by a concise history that outlines the peninsulaÕs exploration and colonization by Roman Catholic priests, Baja California Missions excels as a book of photography and history. It promises adventure for readers at home, as well as for travelers ready to explore the churches in person.

144 pp. Pap.