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Carmel Mission

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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
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We appreciated our visit to the Carmel Mission because of its beauty and serenity. It contains the well restored Basilica Church along with four small museum galleries. We particularly enjoyed looking at the early library and the museum store is not to be missed.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The mission was a wonderful place in Carmel Valley. I have been there 3 times and I have lots of fond memories of it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the best Mission i have seen yet. It was Fr. Junipa Serras favorite one and he is buried there

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first mission. Shocking since I’ve lived in California my entire life and it wasn’t until this year I finally visited one. Most kids in California study missions during fourth grade and this was the mission my son studied. During our trip south...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank n8turel0ver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to other missions, this one is on the smaller side. It is beautiful though and does have many artifacts and photos of Pope John Paul II's visit. The church itself is beautiful, and Junipero Serra is buried on the grounds.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Martha M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If You like California Missions. Then Carmel Mission is a must see. When You see it. You'll understand what I mean.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just a quick Lyft ride from Monterey is the historic Mission at Carmel. I arrived not really knowing what to expect having seen many grand cathedrals in Europe and Russia. I was impressed by the beauty and simplicity of the Mission and the Basilica. One...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

This is a large and beautiful mission with a lot of history. It has more than one chapel and it is very peaceful. This is definitely a must see in Carmel.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

This is a beautiful Mission located in Carmel. It was built by St. Junipero Serra, one of a series of missions that stretch from southern part of the state to Northern California in late 18th century. St. Serra also happens to be interred here at...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

We stopped here and enjoyed the visit. Nicely restored. Beautiful grounds. Nice gift shop. Worth stopping for the history.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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.
March 15, 2015|
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Response from ladydi50CA | Reviewed this property |
The site is open to the public.