San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
These are links to specific resources for the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.
When it was agreed that the second mission should be established on Vizcaino’s Monterey Bay, Governor Portola went by land, but Father Serra went by sea. Read the story here.
Source: The Civic Group
The Second Mission
San Carlos Borromeo is believed by many to be the most beautiful of all California missions. It is here that Father Serra made his headquarters for his California missionary work.
Source: BGe Internet Services
Mission San Carlos is located in the Carmel Valley. Father Serra felt that the land was good there to grow beans, corn, and wheat, the staple of the mission diet. The mission was built according to a basic plan for all California missions.
Source: Juggernaut Technology
California Mission Foundation
This second mission was founded June 3, 1770 by Father Serra at the Presidio of Monterey, but moved to Carmel the following year. It was named for St. Charles Borromeo, a Cardinal of the 16th century.
Source: California Missions Foundation