Mission San Miguel Arcangel was founded on June 25, 1797 by the Franciscans and is the sixteenth mission. On December 22, 2003 the area was struck by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake, which did quite a lot of damage to the existing buildings, so it was closed to the public for six years. Luckily enough funds were raised to restore it to its current state. The church is very plain inside, and its appearance today is pretty much like when it was first built. There's a cemetery behind the church which holds the remains of 2,249 Native Americans. Mission San Miguel is noted in particular for its arcade, a series of twelve lovely arches.