Also known as Mission Carmel Basilica and more formally, as Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, this was the second ... More
Also known as Mission Carmel Basilica and more formally, as Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, this was the second of the nine missions founded by Father Junipero Serra. The area was originally chosen for its agricultural possibilities in 1771, but the temperate climate and exquisite landscape soon made it Father Serra's favorite. Indeed, he is buried, as per his wishes, in front of the church's main altar. The building, which fell into ruins in the 19th Century and has since been completely restored, exhibits classic Mission-style, fortress-like architecture, with thick, bougainvillea-covered adobe walls and a central courtyard. A Moorish-style bell tower contains nine bells and is open to the public. Though some may find the climb up the steep staircase taxing, the views from that vantage point are magnificent.
Here you will find watercolors and oil paintings by a number of contemporary European artists, from Nora Buzek to Anatoli
Belokoni to Jacobus Bass to Hugo Helder. There is a wide variety of material here. If your preference is ...
The Vendange Carmel is a small boutique Inn nestled in the beautiful area of Carmel, California. Offering 18 unique guest
rooms and suites, the Vendange descends from a strong heritage of wine, providing a romantic ambiance of luxuriousness and ...
The proprietor of this store traversed Asia for nearly three decades to bring the American public an incredible selection of
artifacts from every possible nook and cranny of that continent. Upon crossing the threshold of this place, you will ...