Resources related to El Camino Real in Baja California
For more information on El Camino Real and the missions of Baja California, we highly recommend David Kier's website vivabaja.com. Not only will you find out about the history of early Baja, but you will also discover modern Baja as well.
If you would like a great resource to bring with you on your next trip to Baja, we think that David Kier's book Baja California Land of Missions is a great choice. We take it along with maps and a plant guide.
Updated in 2020, this work is a detailed history of the activities by the Spanish Empire, commissioning several orders of Catholic priests, and others, attempting to colonize the peninsula of California between 1535 and 1855. All twenty-seven missions are detailed as well as the satellite visita outposts and the more obscure, little-known, associated sites.
For more books related to El Camino Real and the missions of both Upper and Lower California, a great site to visit is www.oldmissions.com. Here you will find titles such as California's El Camino Real and it's Historic Bells and The Franciscan Missions of California 1769-1823, both by Max Kurillo.