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Carmel Mission

3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
+1 831-624-1271
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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
+1 831-624-1271
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful historic mission. A must see for out of towners interested in the history of California. Note- a charge. Disappointed in that as I don't remember that before.But it was years ago & off season then. Still worth it. Maybe I went off seasn

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely building a must visit when in Carmel, it has public loos and there was a service going on when we were there so we were able to sit in the church.

Thank 2468sunshine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is part of California's history.It is a beautiful place and Mass was very spiritual. The grounds and gardens are breathtaking.

Thank elizabeth t
Reviewed 1 week ago

never been to carmel calif. finally was able to visit the old carmel mission. words can:t describe how beautiful this church is. been heavy remodel. once even abandon. not rundown . you have to pay to enter but its worth the price for several hours...More

Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit if you are interested in California history. Besides the old church there is a museum with period pieces and artifacts from the time the mission was first built.

1  Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The working mission is definitely worth a stop if you are in Carmel. It is full of history of the Spanish mission in California which began in the 1770's. The grounds include a beautiful sanctuary, historical cemetery and lots of artifacts from the past. There...More

2  Thank Rollin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much charm other than the beautiful location. Pretty run down and more of a "pay me" place than a true historical experience.

Thank PSguyinparadise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of the Bach Festival, we got to see and listen to a performance of Monteverdi's Vespers. Awesome experience. Love this place, the simplicity and historicity of it.

1  Thank andreapetzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most impressive misión in California. The church's facade is amazing. When I was there, I wondered about the great influence that spanish exercised over California.

Thank ivan g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this would be a fairly dry experience and I was wrong. The cathedral was beautiful but the slice of history explained in the free handout leaflet is a surprise. There is a central courtyard which is enclosed now by the school and the...More

1  Thank marksmail
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Rosemary S
17 April 2016|
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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.