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Mission Basilica

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Address: Rio Road and Lasuen Drive - In Carmel, Monterey, CA
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Interesting to see if this is your cup of tea. It's not something I'd normally go to but decided to anyway to see the buildings and old style. :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see if this is your cup of tea. It's not something I'd normally go to but decided to anyway to see the buildings and old style. :)

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not the most beautiful of the missions, but definitely worth a visit if you're interested in the history of California and the role that the Church had in it.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is the second mission built by the Spanish in California, and it is maintained in pristine condition. The history alone is reason to see this magnificent mission.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Really interesting history and reconstruction, well presented with excellent interpretation boards. Pleasant location

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My friends and I love history! This is a nice place to visit for its historical significance, but also if you just enjoy architecture or art, it's a lovely stop.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful place! Full of history, well preserved, tells a lot about the origin of the place and spanish colonization

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Elk Grove, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Carmel Mission as commonly known is a short distance away from the Carmel-by-the-Sea. Recommend driving to the mission. There is $6.50 entrance fee. This allows you to venture inside the mission, including the museum. The mission is visited mostly by Roman Catholics. But it can be interesting for any religion. I enjoy the self-guided tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This was The mission Father of the CA mission system, Junipero Serra, chose for his base. The basilica has been beautifully restored and supports an active congregation. The grounds are also beautifully maintained and includes the graveyard used for converted local native americans. There is a mission shop and trained docents are often available for tours and/or to answer questions.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Grounds surrounding the Basilica are beautiful. We particularly appreciated the museum area, were many items date back several hundred years. There is lots to see besides the Basilica and information panels are helpful throughout.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A must-see if you are in Carmel. I wish we could have attended Sunday Mass. The historical aspect of his mission is really neat to learn about. Highly recommended.

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