Unforgettable Experiences in an Extraordinary Place

Reconstructing Mission San Luis

The Friary Complex

  • Exposing paired row of posts from the covered walkway that connected the friary with its detached kitchen
  • Exposing paired row of posts from the covered walkway that connected the friary with its detached kitchen.
  • Reconstructed friary, kitchen, and walkway
  • Reconstructed friary, kitchen, and walkway.
  • Visitors entering the friary complex
  • Visitors entering the friary complex.

This complex consisted of a friary that was divided into public and private spaces. Since the friars took vows of poverty, very few personal possessions were recovered from this structure. There was also a detached kitchen that was connected to the friary by a covered walkway. All excavations at Mission San Luis have been guided by detailed research combined with a strong preservation ethic. Archaeological remains were sufficiently exposed and sectioned to gather necessary data, however, they were subsequently capped with clean fill and protected prior to reconstruction.  Next