Sunday, October 26, 2008

California Missions Tour: Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel)

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
Founded June 3, 1770 (2nd mission)

The Carmel mission is, without a doubt, the most aesthetically pleasing of the Alta California missions. The amount of resources spent on restoring and maintaining this complex is obvious. A couple of busloads of children were visiting the mission when I arrived. The interior was jam packed with people and soured my experience.

Father Junipero Serra is buried here. The picture above is a reenactment of his death scene. Morbid.


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