Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, the 13th Mission of Alta California’s mission chain, was dedicated on October 9, 1791. It flourished until the Salinas River floods caused heavy damage in 1828. After secularization, the Mission became a ruin and was abandoned for about 100 years. The land was returned to the Catholic Church in the 1940ties, and beginning in 1954, the Native Daughters of the Golden West started restoring the Mission. The chapel and the covento wing, the padre’s quarters within the mission complex, were rebuilt.

The olive trees are grown from cuttings taken from 200-year-old trees from Mission La Purisima Concepci6n in Lompoc. Today, the Monterey Diocese uses the oil from Mission Soledad’s olives for sacraments. 

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

According to the brochure we got, the intent is to reconstruct the Mission as it was in its heyday.


Saturday, October 21, 2023


0.96 miles

Moving Times

0:33:06 hours


70 °F, sun, moderate breeze