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Mission Basilica

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

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Beautiful old Mission

I enjoyed very much my visit to Carmel Mission The garden and church are both very beautiful and it's relaxing to visit there when there aren't too many visitors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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Giv'atayim, Israel
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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed very much my visit to Carmel Mission The garden and church are both very beautiful and it's relaxing to visit there when there aren't too many visitors.

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Palm Springs
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Beautiful old church. Nice grounds, This was my first stop in the area. I have been able to visit all the missions. This is one of the best maintained and enjoyable.

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Nipomo, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have been to some of the other Missions but this one is the best. If you like the others you need to see this one.

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Monterey, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I went here with my friends and their family. I hadn't been here since i was a kid. Was nice to see the place again as i didn't remember much of it from the last time i was there. Good for people with kids or someone who is into old history. Lots of things to learn here and the lady... More 

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Logan, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was pretty, but not that great. Went here because we didn't have anything else to do, I expected there to be more of a garden area based on others reviews, but it was quite small and nothing more glamorous than yards seen on the way to it. The building was cool but only the one building was worth noting.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Beautiful mission tucked in the Carmel by the Sea area. Enjoyed walking through the gardens and the grounds.

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Kansas City
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a beautiful and peaceful piece of history. The grounds are gorgeous and the inside of the mission is filled with amazing paintings and wooden chandeliers.

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Santa Clarita, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This site really is tranquil, peaceful and full of history. It's easily seen in an hour. There is a beautiful shrine for the burial site of Junipero Serra. Even the cemetery is unique with abalone shell markers. There are restrooms available. (Note that they still hold mass there on Sundays, so that's not the best time to visit)

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Will enhance your faith or help you find some for sure! Jaw dropping views and historical artifacts like a museum!

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farmingdale, NY
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I loved this Mission, for all its tranquility and peace. It is one of those places which just feels "right". Even walking through the gift shop to get to the rest of the Mission, was NOT off-putting like it is in some places. I definitely found myself enjoying it mainly because there were so very few people about. I loved... More 

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