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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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All reviews junipero serra gift shop california history beautiful church lots of history interesting visit native americans early california father serra buried here self guided tour great history worth a stop entrance fee basilica mass school
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and church. We spent over 2 hours with two small boys, and could have spent more time. Includes first library in CA.

Thank ivang113
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large mission with a museum and gift shop. It was a school and quite active for its time. Also has the cemetery of the indigenous people that lived there. A history of the Spanish and Mexican life. Also lovely small garden and...More

Thank dolls111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a number of buildings that have become museums and some of them retell the story of the renovations, while others refer to families that have through history helped restore it. The furniture and artefacts are plentiful and mark the various centuries of existence...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved our visit to the mission. Lovely grounds and church that have been around since the founding of California.

Thank J0hnPM10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice place with plenty of history to learn about or build on. Sadly I didn’t get the chance to see the church as there was a wedding at the time and obviously you’re not allowed in. The rest of the buildings had plenty...More

Thank Angiefl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, interesting tale of how the area came to be settled and the story of the impact of Christianity on the area and the native inhabitants.

Thank Alexander C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured the Mission as we were leaving Carmel area. Well preserved artifacts with easy to read descriptions. Beautiful and spiritual place to visit.

Thank Kyra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a pleasant stop to visit the beautiful grounds. They also had a nice little gift shop. It is a working Catholic Church w/ a school.

Thank Travelganters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carmel Mission is an interesting and historic spot with some fine architecture and well maintained gardens. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is space to park and if you want a little peace and tranquillity you will find it here.

Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we stopped. This mission is a working Catholic church and is very well maintained. For a donation you can wander around enjoying the peace and quiet. There are several main buildings and expansive center court. It was a delight to walk around. There's...More

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Rosemary S
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
The Mission is a fully function church. They celebrate mass.
15 March 2015|
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Response from ladydi50CA | Reviewed this property |
The site is open to the public.