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“interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923
831-624-1271
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Ranked #8 of 94 things to do in Carmel
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Hiking
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Owner description: 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.
france
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“interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

As all the missions in California, they re very peaceful and quiet. This one has a nice church you can visit. There even was a wedding.

Visited August 2013
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Boston
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“Beautiful place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

With three teenagers in tow on our trip to California, I had to talk them into visiting the Carmel Mission. But once they spotted the beautiful courtyard with fountains, gardens, and sculptures, and learned about the history of the place and saw the Spanish architecture and exhibits, they were glad we stopped! Everyone in our family enjoyed seeing the mission, and even learned a few things at the same time.

Visited July 2013
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Silver Spring, MD
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“A beautiful holy site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It is a wonder to see that this Mission is so well preserved given its history. Anyone who is interested in the California Missions will want to visit this one since it is here that the founder of the Missions, Blessed Junipero Serra is burried.

Visited June 2013
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“First Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have been to Carmel several times, but never visited the Mission. We walked from downtown which is about a 20 minutes walk. The road has no sidewalks, but we enjoyed looking at the houses and gardens. The Mission itself is very interesting, and took us about an hour to see it all.

Visited July 2013
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“Perfect Saturday evening mass”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We attended the 5:30 Mass on a Saturday evening which was a very pleasant experience. The Mass finisshed in plenty of time to enjoy a walk and dinner in Carmel-By-the-sea.

Visited July 2013
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