Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California
3080 Rio Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93923| Map |
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo was established in 1771. It is a Spanish mission that includes a working church, gardens and interior exhibits. Designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, Mission Carmel also hosts concerts, art exhibits, lectures and numerous other community events. Four museum galleries share stories about the Mission’s own history and the history of the area: the Harry Downie Museum, describing restoration efforts; the Munras Family Heritage Museum, describing the history of one of the most important area families; the Jo Mora Chapel Gallery, hosting a cenotaph sculpted by Jo Mora as well as rotating art exhibits; and the Convento Museum, which holds the cell Father Junipero Serra, who headed the Las Californias Province, lived and died in, as well as interpretive exhibits. Tours are conducted by volunteers who explain the history and significance of the Carmel Mission. Visitors also can enjoy a self- guided tour with brochures offered in various languages.
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Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo houses a working church, museums, a school, gardens and interior exhibits. Tours are conducted by volunteers or visitors can choose a self-guided tour using brochures available in various languages.
Address: 3080 Rio Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California 93923| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 5 pm; Sun 10:30 am - 5 pm. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec24-26 More Info
Price: Adults(18+): $ 6.50; Children(7-17): $2; Children(0-6): Free; Seniors: $4 More Info