It was only the interior that was ornate, the rest of the mission property was beautiful but in a more simple and serene way. I prefered the grounds, which I will show in a future post. But what makes this mission truly special is it’s history which dates back to 1692 and the fact that it is still a fully thriving church, school and mission that serves a local community all while being an historical tourist attraction. You can read more about it here: http://www.sanxaviermission.org/History.html
It has been through many restoration projects and parts of it continue to undergo restoration almost all the time. There is a wonderful video about this available on site. For more of WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Ornate click on this link.