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Carmel Mission

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All reviews junipero serra california history gift shop beautiful church lots of history interesting visit native americans early california father serra buried here self guided tour great history walk around worth a stop entrance fee basilica mass
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our family's favorite stop in Monterey/Carmel. We were lucky enough to have the attention of a Docent who spent a lot of time with us and shared with us the secrets of the mission you would not otherwise know if you didn't take...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank OrindaCA94563
Reviewed 1 week ago

The modest admission fee charged will fund the restoration and stabilization of this oldie but goodie. Visiting the church, we had an opportunity to see the location where Fr. Junipero Serra was finally interred near the main altar (after a brief entombment in San Luis...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most beautiful missions in California, and that's saying something! Lots of details and objects ti see, So peaceful, quiet, spiritual place. It was like stepping back in time. Beautiful gardens and architecture. Lovely restoration.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lynda s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic buildigns. Beautiful grounds well maintained. Beautiful landscaping. Small gift shop active church

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Living history. A working church but also an excellent museum. A beautiful and restful (serene, actually, if you go when there are not a lot of tourists) setting. Knowledgeable and friendly docents, so do look for one. They greatly enhance the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank georgefromvirginia
Reviewed December 5, 2018

If in Carmel visit this historic property - very well kept and friendly staff. Lovely to walk Around or stay for mass

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiona T
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Lots of history here whether you're just interested in California's past or Catholic missions. The people were very friendly, the museums are well done, and the museum shop is nicely stocked. We're glad we visited.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eliz375
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful grounds and church. We spent over 2 hours with two small boys, and could have spent more time. Includes first library in CA.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ivang113
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This is a large mission with a museum and gift shop. It was a school and quite active for its time. Also has the cemetery of the indigenous people that lived there. A history of the Spanish and Mexican life. Also lovely small garden and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

There are a number of buildings that have become museums and some of them retell the story of the renovations, while others refer to families that have through history helped restore it. The furniture and artefacts are plentiful and mark the various centuries of existence...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rosemary S
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Response from JimP653 | Reviewed this property |
The Mission is a fully function church. They celebrate mass.
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217gretchen
March 15, 2015|
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Response from ladydi50CA | Reviewed this property |
The site is open to the public.
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