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David Kier Lecture: Baja California Land of Missions

David Kier Missions Lecture July 14

Discover Baja is pleased to present a lecture by David Kier, author of the new book “Baja California Land of Missions” on Thursday, July 14th,  2016 at 7:00pm in San Diego. Join us as we learn about where and when the Spanish missions were founded on the Baja peninsula.  The missions are an important part of… Read more »

Baja California Land of Missions

Baja California Land of Missions David Kier copy

We’re pleased to announce the release of “Baja California Land of Missions,” a new book written by David Kier about the Spanish missions on the Baja peninsula. This 243-page work is a detailed history of the activities begun by the Spanish Empire, commissioning several orders of Catholic priests, and others, in an attempt to colonize… Read more »

Baja California Spanish Missions Trip

Missions, Architecture, Historical Sites, Rock Art and Nature! October 20th – October 29th, 2015 Join famous Baja author and Baja Missions expert, David Kier, on this Discover Baja and Baja Custom Tours special trip to see many of the famous Baja Spanish Missions, other historical sites, and loads of natural/eco sites! This 10-day/9-night, all-inclusive trip… Read more »

Rock Art Sites of Baja California

Las Pintas Rock Art Baja Caifornia

By David Kier Rock art sites are some of Baja California’s most interesting attractions. They are found throughout the peninsula and the art takes on many forms and styles from place to place. The native people recorded their culture by depicting animals, food, battles, weather and more. Probably more is unknown than known as to… Read more »

Baja California Spanish Missions Trip!

San Borja Baja mission

Join famous Baja author and Baja Missions expert, David Kier, on this MexMike Baja Custom Tours special trip to see many of the famous Baja Spanish Missions, other historical sites, and loads of natural/eco sites! This 10-day/9-night, all-inclusive trip will feature the best of Baja from Tecate to Loreto, highlighting many of the missions, ghost towns, rock… Read more »

Jesuits at Baja California Missions

Baja Missions

Jesuits at Baja California Missions, 1697-1768. By David Kier ©2015 During the seventy years of their administration of the California missions, Jesuit priests founded, operated, and managed 17 missions. Eight missions were moved after their founding, usually to better water supplies. Four of the missions that were moved over 15 miles from their founding site… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #27, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (1834-1840)

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Mission Baja California

Ojá Coñúrr (Painted Rock) was the native Indian name for the location of the final mission in both Baja and Alta California. Mexico had won its independence from Spain in 1821. Dominican Padre Felix Caballero named this new mission in honor Mexico’s patron saint, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. The founding date has been given as… Read more »

The Spanish Missions on the California Peninsula: #26, El Descanso (1810-1834)

El Descanso Mission Baja Californi

By David Kierwww.vivabaja.comCo-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    The history of El Descanso is told without the usual documentation available for most missions. From the few notes and letters that have survived, we know that Padre Tomás de Ahumada arrived to his new post at Mission San Miguel in mid… Read more »