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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 4 days ago

The Carmel Mission illustrates the story of the early Spanish missions 1770s. The particular mission is in very goos condition and is worthwhile visiting.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about Padre Junipero Serra's establishment of the mission system up and down the California coast in the 1780s. The Carmel mission is a particularly pretty one in a lovely setting. Highly recommended and historic place to visit.

1  Thank Waterloonie
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a brief hike on the Mission greenway trail, we stopped at the Carmel Mission to take a break and tour the place on a Saturday afternoon. An entry fee is charged at the gift shop which you go through both to enter the mission...More

Thank Prescott2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a place to visit and do a tour...Very historic and good for a quick education on the missions

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of history here relating to early Spanish explorers and settlers, and Serra setting up the chain of missions. Beautifully preserved with spacious green grounds all around. Enjoy the views and the history.

Thank David B L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full choir, pipe organ packed basilica -- it was an amazing experience. The basiilca is beautiful. I recommend it highly/

Thank Marfak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't even on a list of things for us to do but we would add it now to anyone's list. Really wonderful place to visit religious or not. Be forewarned, you pay twice..once for the park, and then another for the mission. Do both though!

Thank Aclary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The mission in Carmel is a little hard to find from Highway 1, but it's worth it. The museum is fantastic and gives one a lot of the early history of the area and mission. There is mass daily in the basilica at 7:30am and...More

Thank NomeMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often wish the Mission were right in downtown Carmel as it would get much more attention. It's a bit out of the way- a bit too far to walk from town. But, it's worth a stop by. Great history and beautiful church.

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

During our stay in Carmel, we walked every day, and had seen the Mission from the car. We decided one day that we should walk to the Mission. This is such a peaceful and tranquil place, full of history, it’s humbling. So glad that we...More

Thank Kimmie075
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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 conquest897 | Reviewed this property |
No, sorry they ask for an entrance fee. I used to bring my catholic folks here to attend mass. My children had a great visual of the vicinity where they get to imagine how the Indians and friars working happily together/&or... More