San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, headquarters of the California missions, was founded on June 3, 1770. The stunning Mission Carmel church was completed in 1797. This mission contains a great deal of significant art and original artifacts. The Serra Memorial Cenotaph (sculpted by Jo Mora in 1924) is a special attraction.This is an active Roman Catholic Church designated a Minor Basilica in 1961 by Pope John XXIII.


3080 Rio Road

Carmel, CA 93923

United States