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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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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"
in 4 reviews
"final resting place"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 11 reviews
"early california"
in 9 reviews
"native americans"
in 8 reviews
"old church"
in 4 reviews
"amazing history"
in 4 reviews
"father serra"
in 10 reviews
"buried here"
in 6 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"abalone shells"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited many of the Missions and this was one of the better ones. Father Serra is buried under the alter. He brought Christianity to California.

Thank IVernazza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like Australia, this is a relatively young country and to see something dating back to the 16th century is great - very enjoyable visit.

Thank MrPurser
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our grandson was baptized at Carmel Mission. He was the only baby being welcomed into the Church that day. The Mass was somewhat centered around him. Parents and Godparents and baby were invited on the alter for the baptism. The homily's theme was the meaning...More

Thank 828margaretc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic site. Can just drive by or stop and do a walking exploration of the grounds. Can we seen in about 1 hr.

Thank drastler
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

This is a well-preserved historic place... So interesting to visit, and learn about. What a beautiful and peaceful place, in a lovely location!

Thank DSpad
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

My husband and I first visited Carmel Mission, aka, Mission San Carlos Borromeo, on our honeymoon, 46 years ago! It has maintained its beauty and peacefulness, even with all of the tourists around.

1  Thank Lena K
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

It is a sad commentary on what happened to the Native Americans of this area in the church cemetery, but it is worth visiting and see the Catholic heritage of CA

1  Thank 1dudley
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

Interesting to learn of the history and life of Father Serra, a controversial historical figure, who founded many of the missions, Carmel mission was his favorite and he is buried here.

1  Thank raleigh2016
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

this has to be one of the most beautifull mussiions in California and found in a fanatstsic location overlooking the sea its easily acccesible and Just off the pacific coast hihghway

Thank skylane72
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

I went to mass here while visiting Carmel and it was such a special celebration. A very welcoming church community with a simply beautiful environs to enjoy, and history to discover. Thank you and I hope to visit again sometime.

Thank StaceyP
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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 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
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