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Carmel Mission

3080 Rio Road, Carmel-by-The-Sea, CA 93923
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  • Carmel Mission
    Phil B
    5 Jan 19, 2014

    The Junipero Serra Mission is 3 blocks away. Well worth a visit to see an old traditional mission built during the time California was a part of Mexico.

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  • Carmel Mission
    John R
    5 Jan 08, 2014

    One of the earliest Spanish missions in California. Just around the corner from the villa. Clint's place is behind the mission.

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  • Carmel MissionPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    5 Dec 31, 2013

    One of the most beautifully restored and well-cared for missions along California's El Camino Real, plus the gardens are beautiful in spring. This is where some of the remains of padre Junipero Serro, who established many of Alta California's 21 original Spanish Catholic missions, lie buried. It's a short drive south of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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  • Carmel MissionPro 2014
    Alex L
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    One of my travel goals is to visit each of the California missions. While some of the other missions have a more fascinating history or architecture (or both), Carmel is no slouch. Plus, it's a few minutes away from downtown Carmel. The best part of this mission is the extensive museum documenting the history of the California missions. Plus, the father of the mission system, Father Junipero Serra, is buried here and has a huge statue erected over his gravesite. History on the West Coast doesn't get much older.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Carmel Mission
    Susan B
    4 Mar 22, 2014

    Charming testament to Carmel's heritage, beautifully restored, lovingly maintained.

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  • Carmel Mission
    Vintage Property M
    5 Jan 28, 2014

    The Carmel Mission is one of Carmel's best features.

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  • Carmel Mission
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    3 Jan 23, 2013

    Beautiful view and surroundings. One of the nicer missions I've been to.

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  • Carmel Mission
    Mark Welch
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    History at last.

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    3 Jul 27, 2011
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    4 Jun 07, 2012
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  • Carmel MissionPro 2014
    Verlisia
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    3 Nov 05, 2013
    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsSpiritual Seekers
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    5 Oct 09, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
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628 people visited Carmel Mission

Description

One can’t blame Father Junipero Serra for favoring the area surrounding the Mission Carmel Basilica. He chose the spot for the founding of one of his nine missions because of its temperate climate and beautiful landscape. The Mission-style basilica features sunny adobe walls surrounding a central courtyard. Destroyed in the mid-19th century, the church, along with its Moorish-style bell tower, was ... read more
restored a few decades later. The Mission was first established in 1770, and today it remains an active parish church.

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Aliases: Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Mission Carmel Basilica