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.
Including the work of Sigurd Rakel, Joan Miro, Bruno Bruni, Hartmut Rueger and many others, this exhilarating gallery features an
extensive and lively collection of European contemporary art. Most of the collection consists of oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolors, ...
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 ...
One of the most romantic spots in all of California, this spectacular inn immersed in flowers and shrubbery, overlooks the
Pacific Ocean crashing against the rocks directly below it. The rooms are as romantic as it gets: a stone ...