Saturday, January 25, 2020

Presidio of Santa Barbara

This historical fortress includes El Cuartel - one of the oldest buildings in California, constructed by Spanish in 1782. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.42258 N 119.69901 W Categories: Fortifications,...

Mission San Diego de Alcalá

The first Franciscan mission in California, founded in 1769. Established by Spaniards and long inhabited by Kumeyaay Indians. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.78445 N 117.10627 W Categories: Christian monasteries Values: Architecture Rating: Where...

La Purisima Mission

The best-preserved Spanish mission in California, with nine buildings. Established in 1787, after an earthquake rebuilt in its current site in 1812. Location, GPS coordinates: 34.67229...

Hotel del Coronado

A giant wooden building - luxury beachfront hotel. Constructed in 1888, when it was the largest resort hotel in the world. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.68095 N...

Fort Ross

The former Russian fortress and village, established 1812 and in use until 1842. It was the southernmost Russian settlement in Americas, here has been...

Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo

The oldest stone building in California. This church was constructed in 1794 and is the second oldest operating cathedral in United States. Location, GPS coordinates: 36.59558...

Bodie

Remarkably well preserved ghost town, developed during the Californian gold rush in 1876. Location, GPS coordinates: 38.21154 N 119.01261 W Categories: Abandoned cities and towns Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? North America,...

Petroglyph Point

Large sandstone outcropping covered with one of the largest displays of native American art in North America, with more than 5,000 carvings. This site...

Little Petroglyph Canyon

Canyon with more than 20,000 petroglyphs, created by Coso people. Location, GPS coordinates: 35.99046 N 117.61469 W Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art Values: Archaeology Rating: Where is located? North America, United States, California,...

Chumash Painted Cave

Small sandstone cave with red, white and black painting, which depicts the cosmology of Chumash people. Age is unknown, between 200 and 1000 years. Location,...