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Mission Carmel - San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo


Mission Carmel was the Second California Mission
Founded June 30, 1770
by Father Junipero Serra

Named Mission San Carlos de Borromeo de Carmelo for Saint Charles Borromeo, the Bishop of Milan who died in 1538

Interesting Facts about Mission Carmel

Father Junipero Serra is buried at Mission Carmel

Mission Carmel has unique architecture, with stone walls and an arched ceiling


Mission Carmel Chronology


1770 - Father Serra founds
1771 - Moved to Carmel River
1784 - Father Serra dies
1794 - 974 people at mission
1823 - Population down to 381
1834 - Secularization
1859 - Mission returned to church

Getting to Mission Carmel
Mission Carmel is located in Carmel, California. Turn west off California Highway 1 onto Rio Road, just north of the Carmel River Bridge. Mission Carmel is on the left, at the intersection of Rio Road and Lasuen Drive

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