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Carmel Mission

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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we stopped. This mission is a working Catholic church and is very well maintained. For a donation you can wander around enjoying the peace and quiet. There are several main buildings and expansive center court. It was a delight to walk around. There's...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to stop and see but really it wasn't that special. Clean yes. It was nice to see a school was part of the property. I wish we were there for Mass, that would have been nice.

Thank summrbrz3
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Carmel Mission & Basilica situated in Carmel just outside Monterey in California is a tremendous place of peace and tranquility which everyone should try to experience, quite apart from its religious overtones. You leave a better person than you entered.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only visited one Mission so have no comparison but in a way it was disappointing. The architecture and gardens were splendid and the sense of place and history was evident.Sadly the exhibitions were extremely poorly presented which is such a shame as there were lots...More

Thank Stewart G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently the Carmel Mission was assisted in its restoration by former Mayor, resident, movie actor and director Clint Eastwood. It's a pity they charge $US7 to enter which put us off. Why not allow entry and seek a donation from those willy to donate to...More

Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit old Spanish mission beautiful architecture and courtyards. The gardens on the grounds are a treat. Very nice gift shop.

Thank jgc226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilica itself is beautiful and a wonderful place to sit and pray or meditate. I especially liked the old part of the museum that showed the rooms used by Father Junipero Serra himself. Also there is a Munros family museum that shows details of...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The 15th of the 21 California Missions I visited was Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo in Carmel-By-The-Sea. The mission was founded June 3rd 1770 and became a National Historical Landmark in 1966. This was the 2nd Spanish Mission.The Chapel is one of the...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We visited this Mission before going to the car show in Carmel. Very well preserved and maintained. There is a grade school here. A docent guided us through the church and gave us a comprehensive overview of the site. If you are interested in California...More

Thank ZephyrFreeway
Reviewed 29 August 2018

If you enjoy visiting California's Mission, take time to visit the Carmel Mission when you are in the Carmel area. Its a lovely, well maintained mission and definitely worth a visit.

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Rosemary S
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
The Mission is a fully function church. They celebrate mass.
16 March 2015|
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Response from ladydi50CA | Reviewed this property |
The site is open to the public.