Template:Infobox Spanish missions in the Americas

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To document Mission Stations of the Spanish missions in the Americas.

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{{Infobox Spanish missions in the Americas
|image            = 
|caption          = 
|name             = 
|location         = 
|originalname     = 
|translation      = 
|namesake         = 
|nickname         = 
|founded          = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}}-->
|foundedby        = 
|area             = 
|built            = 
|architect        = 
|architecture     = 
|foundingorder    = 
|militarydistrict = 
|nativetribe      = 
|placename        = 
|baptisms         = 
|confirmations    = 
|marriages        = 
|burials          = 
|neophytes        = 
|secularized      = 
|returned         = 
|owner            = 
|currentuse       = 
|locmapin         =
|map_width        =
|map_caption      =
|lat_degrees      =
|lat_minutes      =
|lat_seconds      =
|lat_direction    =
|long_degrees     =
|long_minutes     =
|long_seconds     =
|long_direction   =
|latitude         =
|longitude        =
|coord_parameters =
|coord_display    =
|coord_format     =
|designation1 =
|designation1_offname =
|designation1_type =
|designation1_criteria =
|designation1_date =
|delisted1_date =
|designation1_partof =
|designation1_number =
|designation2 =
|designation2_offname =
|designation2_type =
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|website          = <!-- URL|example.com}}-->


Mission San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano
A view of Mission San Juan Capistrano in April of 2005. At left is the façade of the first adobe church with its added espadaña. Behind the campanario, or "bell wall" is the "Sacred Garden." The Mission has earned a reputation as the "Loveliest of the Franciscan Ruins."
Infobox Spanish missions in the Americas is located in California
Infobox Spanish missions in the Americas
Location in California
Location San Juan Capistrano, California
Coordinates 33°30′10″N 117°39′42″W / 33.50278°N 117.66167°W / 33.50278; -117.66167
Name as founded La Misión de San Juan Capistrano de Sajavit
English translation The Mission of Saint John of Sajavit
Patron Saint John of Capestrano
  • "The Jewel of the Missions"
  • "The Mission of the Swallow"
Founding date November 1, 1776 (1776-11-01)
Founding priest(s) Father Presidente Junípero Serra
Founding Order Seventh
Military district First
Native tribe(s)
Spanish name(s)
Native place name(s) Quanís Savit, Sajivit
Baptisms 4,340
Confirmations 1,182
Marriages 1,153
Burials 3,126
Neophyte population 900
Secularized 1834
Returned to the Church 1865
Governing body Roman Catholic Church
Current use Chapel / Museum
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
NRHP designation date September 3, 1971
NRHP # 71000170
California Historical Landmark
CHISL # #200

Required parameters[edit]

This template has a large number of parameters, but only two are required:

  • name - The modern name, which will appear above the top line of the infobox
  • location - The current City and State (or other location information, as applicable)


This template can also display an optional map with these parameters:

  • locmapin - The regional map to be displayed. See {{Location map}} for valid regions.
  • map_width – Width of the map in pixels (Do not include "px"). Default 235.
  • map_caption – Caption displayed for the map. The default caption (automatically displayed) is "Location of name in region", where name is controlled by the name parameter and region is controlled by the locmapin parameter.


To display the site's location on the map, coordinates are needed. Coordinates may be supplied in either DMS (Degrees:Minutes:Seconds) or decimal format. The input format will be the output format (but can be overridden by user CSS), but if you'd like to input one way and display the other (i.e. input DMS and display decimal), you can use the | coord_format = parameter, explained below. Without coordinates, the map will not display even if a value is present in | locmapin =. Both methods may not be used at the same time, or the template will break. The following is an explanation of how to input coordinates in either method:

DMS format

Setting values for | lat_degrees = and | long_degrees = makes the locator dot appear on the locator map. Degrees can range from 0º to 180º, minutes can range from 0' to 60', seconds can range from 0" to 60", and direction can either be N (north) or S (south). If either minutes or seconds are not provided, they will default to zero. Default direction is N. If DMS format is used, do not use decimal format in the same article.

Example format – | lat_degrees = 36 | lat_minutes = 43 | lat_seconds = 42 | lat_direction = N | long_degrees = 118 | long_minutes = 9 | long_seconds = 16 | long_direction = W
DEC format

Setting values for | latitude = and | longitude = makes the locator dot appear on the locator map. Decimal degress can range from 0º to 180º. A negative latitude is treated as south, and positive is north. For longitude, negative is west, and positive is east. If decimal format is used, do not use DMS format in the same article.

Example format – | latitude = 36.6453 | longitude = -118.1567
Coordinate parameters

In the main info section of the infobox, coordinates are displayed using {{Coord}}, which links them to an interactive map of the location. To modify how these coordinates or how the map is displayed, that template allows special parameters. A few of these parameters are explained below, but for a further explanation, see Template:Coord#Coordinate_parameters.

coord_display – Coordinates can be displayed either inside the infobox (| coord_display = inline), in the title bar of the article (| coord_display = title), or both locations (| coord_display = inline, title). Default is inline, title.

Example format – | coord_display = inline

coord_format – As mentioned above, output format of coordinates can be controlled regardless of input format. To display coordinates in DMS value, use | coord_format = dms, and to display coordinates in decimal value, use | coord_format = dec.

Example format – | coord_format = dms

coord_parameters – For all other parameters allowed by the {{Coord}} template, this parameter is used. Each parameter is separated by an underscore ("_").

Example format – | coord_parameters = region:US-CA_type:landmark_source:GNIS


This infobox can display up to 5 designations, similar to {{infobox historic site}} and {{designation list}}. Normally designations are listed in decreasing scope (i.e. an international designation first, followed by a national one, etc.). Each designation is represented by a colored bar, controlled by the {{Designation}} template. Though the Designation template is used in the background here, it can be used as a stand-alone template to create tables, lists, and even other infoboxes. For more information see Template:Designation/doc.

To display a designation, there are several templates. While no parameters are necessary, it is recommended that at least the designation date and reference number (if applicable) are known before adding the designation. For each designation (1-5) the following parameters may be used:

designation1 – Input the callname of the designation here. For a list of supported callnames, see Template:Designation/doc#Supported designations.

Example format – | designation1 = World Heritage Site

designation1_offname – The official name of the historic site, as listed in the register. If the official name is the same as the common name at the top of the infobox, this field is not necessary. If more than one name is included on the register, include all of them.

Example format – | designation1_offname = Obélisque antique

designation1_type – Some registers have certain types of designations (i.e. "Natural" and "Cultural", "Grade I" and "Grade II", etc.). If the type is closely associated with the designation, input that type here.

Example format – | designation1_type = Cultural

designation1_criteria – Some registers require sites to meet specific criteria (normally one or more items in a list) for inclusion. If the criteria is known, input it here.

Example format – | designation1_criteria = ii, iv

designation1_date – Date when the site received this designation. Normally this parameter needs a reference (make sure it is properly formatted).

Example format – | designation1_date = March 4, 1972<ref>{{cite web|...}}</ref>

delisted1_date – If a site has been removed from a designation's list, this is the date of delisting. Setting a value to this parameter causes the designation's color bar to turn grey and adds the word "Former" to the beginning. This parameter also needs a reference.

Example format – | delisted1_date = March 5, 1972<ref>{{cite web|...}}</ref>

designation1_partof – Some designations are part of larger designations (i.e. an individually designated building inside a designated district or an individually designated district in a designated city). For example, Ellis Island is a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument; both are listed as New York City Landmarks. If the larger designation is listed on the same register, include the name of the larger designation here. If a Wikipedia article exists about that designation, link to it.

Example format – | designation1_partof = [[Statue of Liberty National Monument]]

designation1_number – Most registers include unique reference numbers for each site so that they can be searched for more easily than by name (There may be two Jones Houses on the register, but they have unique reference numbers). Include this reference number here.

Example format – | designation1_number = 70010045

For designations 2-5, these same parameters are used, only "designation1" in all the parameters is replaced by "designation2", "designation3", etc.

Remaining parameters[edit]

The remaining parameters are as follows (in the order that they will appear in the template output):

  • image - The filename for the infobox image
  • imagesize - The size of the image in pixels (as in imagesize=300), the default value
  • originalname - The name as founded; if not in English, use {{lang}}
  • translation - The English translation of the name as founded
  • namesake - The patron saint(s) that the Mission was named for
  • nickname - Applicable nickname(s)
  • founded - The month, day, and date in which the Mission was founded. Use {{Start date}}
  • foundedby - The name(s) of the founding priest(s)
  • area - The land area of the site
  • built - The month, day, and date in which the Mission was built
  • architect – The names the architect
  • architecture – The architectural style(s) of the building
  • foundingorder - The chronological order in which the Mission was founded (First through Twenty-First; does not apply to asistencias or estancias)
  • headquarters - The years that the Mission served as headquarters of the Alta California Mission System, if applicable (see Mission San Diego de Alcalá) as an example
  • militarydistrict - The Military District under whose protection the Mission fell (First, Second, Third, or Fourth), if applicable
  • nativetribe - The name of the indigenous people(s) that lived in and around the Mission proper
  • placename - The native place name(s)
  • baptisms - The number of baptisms recorded
  • confirmations - The number of confirmations recorded
  • marriages - The number of marriages recorded
  • burials - The number of burials recorded
  • neophytes - The neophyte population as of December 31, 1832
  • secularized - The year secularization took effect
  • returned - The year the Mission property was returned to the Roman Catholic Church
  • owner - The specific agency or organization that administers the site
  • currentuse - The current function(s)
  • website - The Mission's Web site, if applicable. Use {{URL}}

The infobox shown above is an example based on the Mission San Juan Capistrano.