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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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"junipero serra"
in 23 reviews
"california history"
in 23 reviews
"gift shop"
in 22 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 12 reviews
"interesting visit"
in 5 reviews
"early days"
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"final resting place"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 11 reviews
"early california"
in 9 reviews
"father serra"
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"native americans"
in 8 reviews
"old church"
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"amazing history"
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"buried here"
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"self guided tour"
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"abalone shells"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Carmel Mission on May 2018. We absolutely love it. There is a lot of history to learn from as well as the Mass Service it was delightful. The gift shop has hundreds of souvenirs to choose from. The staff was...More

Thank Annabella517
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Carmel Mission, founded in the late 18th c. when U.S. California was still Alta/Upper and belonged to Spain was central to the Spanish strategy for converting the Native Americans. The grounds of the mission are quite beautiful and they and the church are well...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful old mission. Very historic. A must visit when in this area. Easy to find. Once you visit the inn go behind it to find Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch. Food service only on weekends. Beautiful patio for burgers.

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not being a terribly religious person, mission visiting isn't at the top of my to do list. We visited this mission because my husband's many greats grandfather Manuel Butron is buried inside the church. He was the Corporal of the Mission Guard and was close...More

Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this historic place. We have been coming to the Monterey Coast for decades and visit the mission most years we come. We have best friends that married here, so it gives us extra depth of enjoyment. Lots of mission history to be learned...More

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Carmel Mission is one of the oldest of the mission churches in CA. It is larger than most, very beautiful, with a hand carved alter.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here numerous times it’s always inspiring to see the struggles of the Padres that lived in this mission. The architecture is unique the construction in somewhat crude

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Great educational visit. Fun and interesting experience for all ages. I recommend. Most of California is fun!

Thank LeftyLeister
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

It is a well-preserved mission and a very peaceful place to spend some time - in the chapel, in the main sanctuary, or by one of several fountains. The only negative, for me, was like many museums, it was lacking in native perspectives and very...More

Thank Meghan V
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Many of the buildings are beautifully restored and the gardens are also well maintained. If you are religious you will enjoy the room full of religious paraphernalia for sale and the ornate chapel.

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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.
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217gretchen
March 15, 2015|
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Response from ladydi50CA | Reviewed this property |
The site is open to the public.
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