San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo

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.