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Mission Basilica

Rio Road and Lasuen Drive - In Carmel, Monterey, CA
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Ranked #7 of 56 attractions in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Lumberton, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An ideal photo op location, rich with history and charm. A very nice gift shop is also located at the mission.

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Hollister, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love coming to this mission. So much history located here. Every year they have a Founders Day, in which people are dressed as they would have been back in the 1800's. Fun watching how horseshoes are made and listening to the old time bagpipes and music All the activity is in the Mission's Plaza.

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Huntington Beach, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I enjoy taking pics so this place had some great shots for me to take! Not much to do though so for $6 it's a nice hour stop if your in to seeing the history of California and some pretty buildings. Kids would be bored for sure!

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Dublin, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Mission Basilica is good value for the family to visit, it has lots of history and lovely gardens. The Mission gift shop had some very nice appropriate gifts.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This mission is smaller and more quaint than Santa Barbara, but much more picturesque. The courtyard with the church, smaller buildings and garden is just lovely. There are several fairly "home-made" displays on the history of the mission and its restoration in the 20th century which while not of professional museum quality are nonetheless interesting and informative. There is a... More

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Byesville, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We attended the Sunday Mass here and we were taken back with the beauty of the church. This was a delight as we were not expecting anything so beautiful. The people were real friendly also.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had our car group host a dinner/presentation event on the grounds, and it couldn't have been lovelier. The large courtyard is perfect for this type of function. You are surrounded by history going back a couple of hundred years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It' s a well-preserved mission of historical significance and worth the visit. If nothing else, the drive to the mission is scenic. Visitors will get a sense of e religious culture that helped establish California.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful and very well maintained basilica with a lot of history and beautiful spots, both in and out in the gardens. It is worth a visit if you are in the area, particularly good if you have Catholics in your group.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Found in the hills around Carmel. You will find a lot of history and some more fabulous photos opportunities. They do charge to get in, but I just considered it a donation.

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