San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo

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San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo

Second of the California Missions, founded June 3, 1770. One of the most popular attractions is the elaborate Serra Memorial Cenotaph (a monument not a tomb) sculpted in 1924 by Jo Mora. This is made of travertine marble and bronze and shows life-sized figures of Fr. Serra and three other pioneer missionaries, all of whom are buried under the church sanctuary.