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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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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