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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very historic place and very interesting to see, lots of history here worth the admission! Next time you travel to Camel by the Sea check the historic Mission out, you will enjoy the experience, and take lots of photos!

Thank jdc1948
Reviewed 1 week ago

So sad to see this become an expensive tourist site. There are many missions along the coast, so skip this one and save your money

Thank czechmateNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is an awesome spot for history buffs! it's a nice place to learn about how the early Jesuits and the natives interacted back in the days...there are also historic artifacts on display throughout the Mission..the garden is a nice picture taking opportunity!!

Thank 777JeffA777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a museum highlighting the life of the Spaniards who established the mission. The Carmel Mission is also home to the west coast's first library and university. It is gorgeously maintained and still functioning. Worth a visit.

1  Thank chrliechaz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful mission churches with amazing history. Well preserved museum artifacts. Gorgeous and peaceful sanctuary.

Thank alcor1922
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an utterly charming mission church and gardens, with a lot of information about the history and significance of the mission. Definitely worth making the time to visit.

Thank SkySeaSandSnow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have seen some missions in Sonoma, San Juan Baustista, and others around the SF Bay area, but this is the one that charms the most. Intact, complete, operational, authentic, with uniquely vaulted ceilng in church. Garden, courtyard, perambulum; it's like stepping back in time. Missions...More

Thank Jozef v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a functioning church and school. We heard the moving music of a ceremony of a beautiful family gathering as a young girl came of age. The setup and architecture is well worth a visit, never mind the gorgeous gardens. The parking is somewhat...More

Thank julidezw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit when your in Carmel. The grounds are lovely and of course the church is too! My only complaint would be that the gift shop is so overpriced that it hardly seems right in that environment!

Thank Monby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This compound provides a great immersion into this area's past and present. Very inspiring to think about its history.

Thank Roberta M
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Rosemary S
Is there Sunday mass?
April 17, 2016|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
The Mission is a fully function church. They celebrate mass.
Is this site open to the public, or is a ticket necessary?
March 15, 2015|
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Response from ladydi50CA | Reviewed this property |
The site is open to the public.