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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%
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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"
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"beautiful church"
in 12 reviews
"interesting visit"
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"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"
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"old church"
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"amazing history"
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"buried here"
in 6 reviews
"self guided tour"
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"abalone shells"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days 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 1 week ago

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.

Thank vwc20841
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Scallywagins
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed strolling around this Mission - it as a beautiful preserved and still operational Catholic Church and also a children's school. There are many helpful people around to answer any questions you have and to provide you with all kind of historical facts.

Thank Melanie P
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

This is the best preserved mission we have visited in California. It is in a beautiful location with attractive landscaping.

Thank Steve N
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I was in Carmel with a group of photographers and got there a couple of days early and visited the mission which dates back to 1770. The only other mission I've visited that came close to this was north of Nogales AZ south of Tucson....More

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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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