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Address: 3080 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923-9144
Phone Number: +1 831-624-1271
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Historic Beauty

Learn the history of how the missions helped develop California and enjoy the beauty of the grounds, the art and the church. Visit doesn't need to take long to enjoy and it is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Learn the history of how the missions helped develop California and enjoy the beauty of the grounds, the art and the church. Visit doesn't need to take long to enjoy and it is worth visiting and taking the self-guided tour to learn and enjoy. To understand and appreciate how California was developed and its relationship with Mexico and Spain visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely church and the grounds are very pretty. It was nice to walk through and see the museum and learn about the history of the mission, especially St. Junipero Serra. The gift shop was well stocked-- and very busy right after Mass!

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our children (ages 10 and 12) to see this mission as part of the 4th grade mission project. We built our whole trip to Carmel around this Mission and were not disappointed. There were docents available to talk to about the history of the Mission, we took our time strolling the grounds and my girls loved taking pictures... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Carmel Mission is a classic California Mission. The beautiful structure is well-maintained, and the displays are well-curated. The grounds in the inner courtyard were renovated in 2015. The surrounding gardens offer peaceful meandering among statues and graves of priests long past. It was little disconcerting to hear Frank Sinatra singing Christmas carols (in the museum shop) while we were... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an old Spanish mission, very well restored, beautiful and peaceful. There is an entrance fee to get inside, but here is a little secret. it is located on a leveled slope, so the street on one side is way above the ground level of the mission, so before buying a ticket you can just walk around and take a... More 

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Monterey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a Must do if you visit the area. We had a great time there although struggled with parking. The museum and the back yard was unbelievable, so true to the area and time of establishing the place. Stunning colours in the garden from all the lovely flowers.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The admission to the Carmel Mission is $6.50 per person and it is so worth it. It's an absolutely beautiful historical site. So peaceful and picturesque to walk around. It is one of the most authentically restored of all the mission churches in California.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderfully restored mission is worth a visit. The basilica is very interesting as are the various historical displays. Here you have the beginning of modern California & the tomb of the founder, Padre Serra. You will feel like lingering in the courtyard with a fountain flowing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we come to Carmel, we visit the Mission. I find it so peaceful. I love walking the grounds and love the history associated with it. Docent tours are also something of a treat. Highly recommend.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit although it is not very well organized. You can walk about a bit, nothing more.

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