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Mission Basilica

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Address: Rio Road and Lasuen Drive - In Carmel, Monterey, CA
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Sun 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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It was like a very interesting history lesson on how the area was developed! Learned about Junipero Serra, after whom they named a street behind Stanford university.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was like a very interesting history lesson on how the area was developed! Learned about Junipero Serra, after whom they named a street behind Stanford university.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

For those who like to visit authentic places of historic interest, if you're on the Monterey Peninsula for a visit, especially in Carmel, visit this place, even more so if you're of the Catholic faith. Too much of interest to describe, but in its own way unique among the restored missions. Mass is of course celebrated here on Sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a beautiful Mission on a fabulous property. Take time to stroll the entire property - it is amazing. Some of it has been restored and some has not. Many historical items on display in their "museum". Nominal entrance fee ($4 for seniors).

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King George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Beautiful mission with so many alcoves, that one feels an anticipation at each turn. The grounds are lovingly cared for while being careful to preserve the historical relevance of the mission. The story of the mission is well stated and enjoyable. The sanctuary was humbling and you have a sense that this place is holy.

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Red Bluff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Being a lover of food and history, my kids and I toured the Mission and it was beautiful. I found it to be a spiritual experience reliving the spartan existence of the missionary's and their trials building these missions. The details are amazing and plenty of learning tools to help put the pieces together. There were docents available and some... More 

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

So gorgeous. Most beautiful mission I have been too. Walked all the grounds. When I went there was a wedding. It was so beautiful. I will go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a beautiful mission with outstanding grounds. We didn't get there in time to give ourselves the time we would have liked as it was late afternoon. The gift shop was very well stocked and maps were available to guide us on the tour.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I love all the missions but this is one of my favorites. Beautiful church and grounds. Father Serra is buried in front of the altar here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A beautifully reconstructed early California mission with great historical value and interest. It was in ruins until the 1920's when the restoration effort was begun.

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Oakland, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The old Mission in Carmel was the second one developed in California. Though I have mixed feelings about what happened, it is a living monument to the history of California and the architecture and spaces are quirky, unbalanced, vast, ad hoc and authentic. The church with it's ship hulled vaulting was very nice with the elaborate religious walls and motifs.... More 

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Additional Information about Mission Basilica

Address: Rio Road and Lasuen Drive - In Carmel, Monterey, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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