Mission San Fernando Rey de España (15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd.) went up in 1797, 17th of the 21 California missions. The surrounding Mission Hills neighborhood — a gritty triangle made by the 5, 118 and 405 freeways — is not a tourist haven. But the mission complex has been well reconstructed, the church celebrates regular Masses and weddings, and there's a big collection of artifacts in the museum next door.
Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times
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