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San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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Address: 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923
Phone Number: 831-624-1271
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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in...
Established in 1771, this Spanish mission is one of the most beautiful in the state and worth a visit for its serene aura. The mission includes a working church, gardens and interior exhibits.
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For those who likes history

it is very interesting to get to know how the missions took an important role in the settling of the coast and the quest of a man Junipero Serra.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

it is very interesting to get to know how the missions took an important role in the settling of the coast and the quest of a man Junipero Serra.

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission in Carmel. It is a beautiful mission church, lovely grounds, and gift shop with unique gifts. Whether you are on a Mission Pilgrimage or not, you should visit here.

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San Mateo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Carmel Mission is a well preserved, actively used parish, school and museum transformed from mud and timber to stone church over its 200 plus year existence. My favorite time to visit is during the evening choral concerts during Carmel's annual Bach Festival. The soft, candle lights illuminate the painted case work and murals. During the day you can wander... More 

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sunnyvale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

educational with all placards and explanations, good variety of church and everyday life, interesting relics, well-kept grounds. only 20min walk from center of town.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We walked from the center of town and it was a charming look at homes off the beaten path. Wear comfortable shoes! The mission was lovely and we got to hear music bring practiced for a future service. A neat way to see living history! And I am not even Catholic!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We easily spent an hour an a half looking at the church and also the grounds. I was amazed to see they had 8 class rooms and in September school starts. The gift store is loaded with many Catholic crosses.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful grounds, church and museum. Alot of history. We had a guided tour and attended Mass services on Saturday evening.

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Houston,Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Padre Serra started the missions he is buried at the alter. He will be Sainted this September by the Pope.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Since Father Sera is buried here it has special significance. The misdion is close to town and just off Route 101. It is pretty well preserved and always an enjoyable place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've visited many missions, and this is one of the best. Beautiful basilica. Father Serra and Lasuen both buried here. Basilica has been restored & is exquisite. Old cemetery, nice displays / museum area, too.

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