A Must see while in Carmel. The mission is a local favorite and not to be missed. The architecture is spectacular as well as the grounds. Simply beautiful.
Dating back to 1770, this mission was Father Junipero Sera headquarters California missions. The basilica and various museum components of the mission depict life in very early Spanish California. It's a great historic and religious site. Absolutely worth a visit, and the docents explain all the details.
Besides being one of the great 21 California Missions, they also operate an on site Catholic elementary school. Great mission,great grounds and it was considered so nice that Father Junipero Serra, the mission man himself,chose to be buried there. I want to add another comment about a Carmel Business: Carmel Shell gas station. These folks deserve to be mentioned because... More
The mission is impressive, an important piece of history and the exhibits, as well as the structure, are well done.
I am trying to visit all of California's Missions. But this one in Carmel, I have been to 3 times and never get tired of it. Such beautiful grounds to walk around and feel the serenity.
Any time we are in Carmel (we live 3 h away) we always must at least see the Mission from the outside, if we happen to be on Sunday we attend the mass. We love this place and when we used to have a blind large dog we would attend the mass there standing just outside the main door but... More
For a peaceful and quiet space of time, wander through the history of this place...the refurbished church and gardens, and the museum that is located here for your perusal.
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