Last week I headed back to Carmel-by-the-Sea to visit the Basilica of Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo commonly known as Carmel Mission or Mission Carmel. The mission, originally established at the presidio in Monterey was relocated in 1771 to the Carmel Valley. The stone church and mission residences were built around a large inner courtyard and stands as a monument to Father Junipero Serra of the Order of Franciscan Friars. The Spanish and Morrish-styles of the mission offer a unique old-world charm that felt relaxed and welcoming to me.
Please enjoy a few photos I captured of the church, museum, and interesting doors as I strolled around this serene mission.
This post is my contribution to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors.
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature bringing door lovers together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.