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Reviewed April 26, 2019

This might be said of the Mission that Father Serra built in Monterey and then moved to Carmel. He did it, of course, with the inestimable (and we'll never know just how inestimable) help of the American Indians he served (and who served him and the
Spaniards). Whatever your take on California history, you'll do yourself a service by spending a couple of hours on the grounds of this historic (and now very lovely) spot. As I mentioned in my review of Point Lobos, the windblown peninsula and Carmel Mission offer the natural and man-made bookends to a fascinating city. They both offer far more in the way of history and atmosphere than what you'll find in the center of town -- not to badmouth the center, which is delightful in its own way. There are many places to visit and enjoy in Carmel, but the Mission and the Point are simply not to be missed.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

This is a rare opportunity to see the beauty of the California missions. Here you will find the heart of the source of the missions creation. Both architecturally and spiritually beautiful, Father Sara is buried here, the religious relics and community are present everywhere.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

The Carmel Mission has been recently renovated and it is a treat to visit. The church itself is so peaceful and the Virgin of Bethlehem is truly a beautiful, holy sight. The grounds of the mission are landscaped so well, and a delight to walk around the area. Good gift shop as well.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

I love all these mission churches. Really interesting with a historical display. Always worth a detour.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Beautiful Mission - Masses held daily. Appreciate going to this Mission everytime I am in Carmel. Very special Mission.

Date of experience: March 2019
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