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The Basilica Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in Carmel was built in 1771.  Luscious gardens fill the walls of the mission, along with an anonymous cemetery in honor of the native people.  The museum and the interior buildings are open year-round.

Located in Carmel by the sea, this is the 3rd Mission completed by the Spanish in California and is the final resting place of the founding father of California missions, Father Junipero Serra.