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Carmel Mission

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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
+1 831-624-1271
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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
+1 831-624-1271
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Reviewed yesterday

I often wish the Mission were right in downtown Carmel as it would get much more attention. It's a bit out of the way- a bit too far to walk from town. But, it's worth a stop by. Great history and beautiful church.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay in Carmel, we walked every day, and had seen the Mission from the car. We decided one day that we should walk to the Mission. This is such a peaceful and tranquil place, full of history, it’s humbling. So glad that we...More

Thank Kimmie075
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess I came to see a place that affect me but I was disappointed. I think that locals might appreciate more with some relation to the history. As a tourist I found this place boring and price was very high for a visit in...More

1  Thank hazanrel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to stop at a Mission while in CA and we were glad we picked this one. There was a service going on in the church when we arrived so they discounted the ticket but the service was over before we left and we...More

1  Thank KeepTheMotorRunning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We allowed an hour to visit the Mission during our one night stay in Carmel. We paid the entry fee to explore the museum and working parish church. The relics are amazingly preserved. The grounds are well kept and the scenic view is picture worthy....More

1  Thank R8506AOlindam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited the Carmel Mission over 15 years ago, and decided to go back on a recent trip. I was a little surprised at the entrance fee to the basilica, church and museum, but then again there have been several improvements to the grounds...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something about the CA misssions moves my heart and soul. Second visit to this one and enjoyed chatting with the staff there for all their knowledge and stories they enjoy sharing. Highly recommend!

Thank COB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I'm so glad we stopped to experience the Mission. A small admission fee is well spent. A beautiful little giftshop at the end of the tour also helps maintain the mission. Easy to find in Carmel if you didn't want to pay for a guided...More

Thank abceram
Reviewed October 15, 2017

You will have pay an entry fee to go into the basilica and museum, but if you like missions and early california churches it is work the $7-9 entry fee.

Thank John F
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

There is a beautiful church located here. Provides a good background on the history of Junipero Serra and his establishment of mission churches. The art work in the church is wonderful. There is also a very nice gift shop available.

Thank Frbrs70
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Rosemary S
April 17, 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
The Mission is a fully function church. They celebrate mass.
March 15, 2015|
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Response from conquest897 | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry they ask for an entrance fee. I used to bring my catholic folks here to attend mass. My children had a great visual of the vicinity where they get to imagine how the Indians and friars working happily together/&or... More