Mission Carmel Munras Museum

Behind the Basilica is a small adobe now set up as the Munras Museum. Barcelona-born Esteban Munras relocated from Lima, Peru to Monterey in 1820. Two years later he wed Catalina Manzaneli at Mission Soledad. The couple took up residence with her stepfather, Dr. Quixano, at the Monterey Presidio while they were building Casa Munras […]

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo was founded 3 June 1770 (2nd in order) by Saint Junípero Serra. The mission is named for Saint Charles Borromeo. The Indian name for the second location was Eslenes (or maybe Esselen). It is known for being Saint Serra’s headquarters and he is buried in the sanctuary beside the […]

Mission Carmel History

In Brief Founded: 3 June 1770 by Saint Junípero Serra Named for: Saint Charles Borromeo Number in Series: 2nd Indian Name: Eslenes (or maybe Esselen) Brand:  Detail 1602: Sebastian Vizcaino sailed as far north as Oregon on a voyage of discovery, looking for ports to service Spanish ships returning from the Philippine Islands. In the […]

Mission Carmel Entrance and Garden

When you exit the gift shop you enter the garden at the front of the Mission. Take a walk around and look at the fountain, statue of Saint Serra and the many native plants. Picture taken 11:09am 25 Feb 2012 Picture taken 11:11am 25 Feb 2012 As you move toward the Basilica, on your left […]

Mission Carmel Basilica

Below you should see a rotating panorama of the complete inside of the Mission Church. You should be able to click on the panorama to stop the rotation at any point and then drag the mouse left, right, up, or down to see any specific area. If you have a mouse wheel, it should be […]

Mission Carmel Cemetery

The Cemetery is to the right of the Basilica as you are facing the front of the Basilica. You pass through it on the way to the back of the Church to see the Munras Museum. In particular, note the use of shells to outline the various graves. At the entrance you will also see […]

Mission Carmel Inner Courtyard

Below you should see a rotating panorama of the Inner Courtyard. You should be able to click on the panorama to stop the rotation at any point and then drag the mouse left, right, up, or down to see any specific area. If you have a mouse wheel, it should be able to be used […]

Mission Carmel Mora Museum

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Mission Carmel Downie Museum

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Mission Carmel Basilica Museum

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