El Camino Real-Misionero

On April 27, 1996 the Department of Parks and Recreation of the State of California signed an "Agreement to Collaborate" with the National Institute for Anthropology and History (INAH) of the government of the United States of Mexico to establish a binational Heritage Corridor called El Camino Real-Misionero. This was an important first step in linking the preservation and interpretative efforts of two countries and three California States.

It is important to remember that when the Mission San Diego de Alcala was founded in 1769 as the first of the 21 California missions, the system had been in place on the Baja California peninsula since 1697. On October 25th of that year, Father Juan Maria Salvatierra founded Mision Nuestra Senora de Loreto as the first permanent mission of the Californias.

What is a historical corridor?

Qué es un corredor historico?

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Inauguration of the Binational Historic Corridor "El Camino Real Misionero de las Californias"