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(Monterey County, California)
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"Time for some Californian history lesson! "

I was really excited about visiting the place with all the research I had done prior to my travel. Exactly as seen in pictures, the Carmel Mission is well maintained with a gorgeous garden, architecturally beautiful chapel and the historical artifacts. We enjoyed taking a stroll by the premises and everything about the place that gave an insight into 1500 years of past!

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Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo, also known as the Carmel Mission or Mission Carmel, is a Roman Catholic mission church in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The mission was the headquarters of the Alta California missions headed by Saint Junípero Serra from 1770 until his death in 1784. It was also the seat of the second presidente, Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen.

The mission buildings and lands were secularized by the Mexican government in 1833, and had fallen into disrepair by the mid-19th century. They were partially restored beginning in 1884. In 1886 it was transferred from the Franciscans to the local diocese and has continued as a parish church since then. It is the only one of the California Missions to have its original bell tower dome.


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