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Carmel Mission

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3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
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All reviews junipero serra california history gift shop beautiful church interesting visit lots of history native americans early california father serra buried here self guided tour great history walk around worth a stop entrance fee basilica mass
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If in Carmel visit this historic property - very well kept and friendly staff. Lovely to walk Around or stay for mass

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of history here whether you're just interested in California's past or Catholic missions. The people were very friendly, the museums are well done, and the museum shop is nicely stocked. We're glad we visited.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank eliz375
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ivang113
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dolls111
Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J0hnPM10
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angiefl
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alexander C
Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kyra W
Reviewed 24 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.