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Carmel Mission

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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
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All reviews junipero serra california history gift shop beautiful church interesting visit lots of history native americans resting place lovely grounds amazing history active church buried here father serra self guided tour well worth the visit walk around entrance fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the history of places when traveling. Carmel's Mission did not disappoint. The church is very old and moving to see. St. Junipero Serra, who founded many of the first cities in California, is buried here. Graveyard had people buried from 1700's. Buildings were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Carmel mission is one of the missions that the Spanish created along the coast of California back in the 1700s. They charge a six dollar admission to get in and walk around the grounds, I’m sure they use this feed to help maintain the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though we aren't Catholic, we visited during Sunday Mass. We could hear the choir singing while we looked at the beautiful gardens. The feel of peace and presence of God was everywhere.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended a concert here given by the Scola Cantorum of the London Oratory School as part of the Bach Festival. Very impressive - as was the whole place.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended concert there as part of Bach Festival. Magical space when candle-bearers and chorus made procession into church for event. Previously had toured entire complex and museum; worth it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kathy984
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is easy to access and has some great photo opportunities. Great stop as you are visiting Carmel California

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank djrabe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by. the mission for a brief visit and ended up an hour plus later looking around. Plenty of history here and beautiful basilica considering the age of the grounds!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This mission is so beautiful! This is the first one I have been into, the other in San Diego i just observed from the street. You do have to pay a fee at by the entrance to enter, I’m assuming the fees are used for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Argelia8
Reviewed July 14, 2019

A nice casual place to visit. A great opportunity to visit a place that is historically significant to the growth and evolution of California.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tonylangley
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Definitely worth a visit. The museum is authentic providing a broad overview of early life in California and the work of the fathers and the important role they played in settlement. Particularly appreciated the way the Museum has stayed humble and not fallen into too...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Rosemary S
April 17, 2016|
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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.