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San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
+1 831-624-1271
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Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco
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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.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Beautiful Mission Church and museum full of interesting religious articles and history. Father Serra is entombed in front of main altar.

Thank Al R
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Beautiful structure and plantings. We love having so many interesting destinations within walking distance of our motel.

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

This is a legendary place in Northern California, established by (now) Saint Junipero Serra and named after the Archbishop of Milan at the time. Junipero Serra was a Franciscan missionary and built over the years a number of missions in California. The Mission in Carmel...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Great way to spend a sunny afternoon. On Sundays, it's FREE (suggested donation). When we went, the gardens were in bloom and the colors were poppin ;) Start with the video overview to the left of the fountain. Nice artifacts and photos in that room...More

Thank Semuteh
Reviewed April 5, 2017

This beautiful church has gone through a renovation and has come out sparkling! The landscaping is currently being revamped as well with everything California from flowers to agaves. Even if you are not religious, this property is worth the trip!

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Beautiful restored California Spanish Mission, love the chapel and gardens. Peaceful place to sit and read, relax. Museum very educational, truly a hidden gem.

Thank Sammy1228
Reviewed March 5, 2017

This was a mission & has a museum & basilica. I think it dates back to mid 1700's & the interior reflects that. The Spanish art & architecture are lovely. Mass here was special! The priest & people were all welcoming & the music was...More

Thank kels1948
Reviewed March 3, 2017

At our mothers request, we visited the Mission to pray for her. Beautiful church that has undergone several restorations. Welcoming volunteers and a moving service. Be part of the history.

Thank Challenger01
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Nice place to visit to learn more of the early days of California! Very well kept! A must when in Carmel!

Thank anlof9
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We attended Sunday mass here and the church is beautiful. The grounds are so historic having been established in 1771.

Thank KB9MNN
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Response from Ileana R | Reviewed this property |
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Monterey .
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Denise O
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Response from J M | Reviewed this property |
Call and ask 831-624-1271. If you see a tour bus in the parking lot, I would suggest come back at another time.
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