Carmel Mission Basilica

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  • Address: 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA 93923, United States, Monterey
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8316241271
  • Ticket Price: 7 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Concert, Family And Kids, Exhibition

About Carmel Mission Basilica, Monterey

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

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  • Mission Ranch
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Carmel Mission Basilica, Monterey Reviews

  • I came in to pray for my well being, I ask for guidance in my health. Thankfully I found a wonderful doctor and my surgery was a success. Now I have to go back and give my Thanks... I came in on a Sunday, an hour before gate was open for church, our entry charge was giving a donation, not sure if this is usually done. The place is very peaceful, a lot of history that takes you back into time,,, well i was brought up in a little town, this place is familiar to my up bringing, the simple way of living. For many who are not religious and live in the city, you will have a hard time understanding but appreciate and understand that you don't need much to have a life. For the ones who complain about the entry charge, your forgetting that a revenue is necessary for the church to maintain its doors open for many years to come.

  • This is such a beautiful place to visit. The history is very interesting. You can see how the place has such a special appeal to it even if you are not religious. The garden space is pretty and a nice photo op spot. The actual church itself is a good size and is very detailed in art and I liked that everything had its written history on it. It was not expensive for the tour and well worth it. The gift shop was nice. It is small but had a lot to offer. The architecture is interesting to note the differences between times, materials used and the small little details.

  • One of the most beautiful and well-maintained missions. My only complaint would be about the tour group/guide that was there at the same time. They regularly blocked the only walkways through particular areas, as if they were the only people there that day, the docent was *extremely* loud and told the tour group (and anyone within 100 feet) things that even I, a lowly hobbyist historian, knew to be untrue about California's history. Seemed like she was more concerned with selling her book than the mission, anyway.

  • Cool place. Has a lot more things to see than you would expect. Really great place for kids young or old. Great picture spot too. Highly recommend to stop by. They have a gift shop too with some interesting items.

  • I have been to most of the missions, and in particular to this mission many times. I love going here. I love taking friends and family to see a piece of California History. Every time I go, I see something different that I didn't see before. I get an idea of what the monks might have lived like, as well as the native populations.

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