Carmel Mission Basilica, Monterey

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Carmel Mission Basilica, Monterey - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923, United States

Phone: +1-8316241271

Ticket Price: 7 USD

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a U.S. National Historic Landmark, this was California’s second mission, and it played a significant role in California’s late 18th century power struggles. The church is today one the most authentically restored churches, with an original bell tower that survives to this day. As such, it’s more than a place of worship; the church hosts concerts, art exhibits, lectures and numerous other community events. There are also four museum galleries that cover the restoration, the history of the Munras Family, and cells that were the living quarters of the first priest here (Father Junipero Serra). There’s also a chapel containing Serra’s vestments. You may hold your wedding at the church too!

Carmel Mission Basilica Ticket Prices

  • USD 4 for seniors, USD 2 for kids.

How To reach Carmel Mission Basilica by Public Transport

  • Bus 94 stop Santa Lucia / Mission
  • Bus 24 stop Rio Road / Lasuen

Restaurants Near Carmel Mission Basilica

  • Mission Ranch
  • Gimme Shelter
  • Bio Chek

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  • The Carmel Basilica was absolutely beautiful and peaceful. My husband and I visited at the end of the summer, when there were weddings taking place as we were visiting. It is such a special place to be married, and the tourism did not conflict with the ceremonies. The videos in the smaller structures were very interesting and informative. Also, there is a sizeable, beautiful courtyard. If you enjoy learning about the local area and enjoy historical architecture or art, this is a MUST SEE. It will guide you in the direction of other hidden historical sites.

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  • So rich with history. We were looking around the chapel, and one of the workers asked us if had been inside yet. We said no and he said well let me give you to tour and took us in a back way. Such a great experience!!

  • First time back in 25 years. The restoration work has made even more beautiful. Wonderful part of California history.

  • I highly recommend a visit to the Carmel Mission. There are so many displays, photographs, artifacts and interesting items for sale that it took me all afternoon to look at them and enjoy them.

  • Been here before, this time it was almost closed and it cost to get in now. It's well worth going. Jauniparo Serria grave is there. I pray I didn't spell his name wrong. Anyway you can feel the presence of God very strong in the mission. I was there 4 days ago, and I already regret not taking the time to go in. You surly can't put a price on feeling the Sport of God. And, such a great price. What can I say. Dumb things happen when you're tired. Please make a trip it's beyond well worth it!!

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