"Carmel Mission Basilica" Basilica Mission Tip by sim1

Basilica Mission, Carmel-by-the-Sea: 3 reviews and 7 photos

  Carmel Mission
by sim1

I loved the visit to the Basilica. I took some time to look around in the mission and feel the peaceful and quiet atmosphere. In the rooms you could see how life here used to be. It just works on my imagination when I look at it....

Just take a moment and look at this room, see the bed, no more than some pieces of timber... the cross, the wooden chair and the little writing desk. There is nothing at all on the walls and looking down I see the seemingly cold stone floor.... doesn't that make you think? Could you live like this?

I would have loved to have stayed here a bit longer and soak in a bit more of this serene atmosphere. But I had to move on, otherwise I would never arrive in San Simeon in the evening. But I was here long enough to get a good impression, and I would say this mission is really worth a visit.

Visiting hours :
Monday - Saturday 9:30 - 4:15 pm
Sunday 10:15 - 4:15 pm
June 1 - August 31 : 9:30 - 7:15 pm

Masses Basilica:
Saturday 5:30 pm
Sunday :7, 8, 9:30, 11, 12:30

Address: 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, CA
Directions: Near the Carmel Valley area, southwest of Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Phone: 831 624-1271

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2005
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