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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
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

this is an awesome spot for history buffs! it's a nice place to learn about how the early Jesuits and the natives interacted back in the days...there are also historic artifacts on display throughout the Mission..the garden is a nice picture taking opportunity!!

Thank joenumbah1
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

There is a museum highlighting the life of the Spaniards who established the mission. The Carmel Mission is also home to the west coast's first library and university. It is gorgeously maintained and still functioning. Worth a visit.

1  Thank chrliechaz
Reviewed 2 June 2017

One of the most beautiful mission churches with amazing history. Well preserved museum artifacts. Gorgeous and peaceful sanctuary.

Thank alcor1922
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is an utterly charming mission church and gardens, with a lot of information about the history and significance of the mission. Definitely worth making the time to visit.

Thank SkySeaSandSnow
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Have seen some missions in Sonoma, San Juan Baustista, and others around the SF Bay area, but this is the one that charms the most. Intact, complete, operational, authentic, with uniquely vaulted ceilng in church. Garden, courtyard, perambulum; it's like stepping back in time. Missions...More

Thank Jozef v
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is a functioning church and school. We heard the moving music of a ceremony of a beautiful family gathering as a young girl came of age. The setup and architecture is well worth a visit, never mind the gorgeous gardens. The parking is somewhat...More

Thank julidezw
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A must visit when your in Carmel. The grounds are lovely and of course the church is too! My only complaint would be that the gift shop is so overpriced that it hardly seems right in that environment!

Thank Monby
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This compound provides a great immersion into this area's past and present. Very inspiring to think about its history.

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Spanish missionaries (first the Franciscans, later the Dominicans and the Jesuits, established a number of missions in California to facilitate the conversion of the natives to Christianity. Carmel Mission was the second to be established and the first where a confirmation ceremony was held....More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I kept seeing this place all over Carmel's Instagram page that I decided to stop by on the last trip to check it out. I didn't realize you have to pay to go inside though and didn't feel for myself, that it would be worth...More

1  Thank NaPaliLove
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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.