About Santa Clara
The City of Santa Clara, California, named after the Spanish mission that was established there in 1777 and now is one of the populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located 45 miles southeast of San Francisco. Population 120,245 (2013).
- Art in Santa Clara
- Historic Properties
- California’s Great America
- Triton Museum of Art
- Intel Museum: Journey Through Decades of Innovation
- Mission Santa Clara de Asís is the eighth Spanish mission built in California and named for Saint Clare of Assisi, the foundress of the order of the Poor Clares. It is the namesake of both the city and county of Santa Clara, as well as Santa Clara University, which was built around the mission. This was the first California Mission to be named in honor of a woman and the only one now located on a university campus.