||San Carlos Borromeo||
page 1 of 2
"A Graceful Path"
Father Jerome Tupa
36" x 30" / Oil on canvas
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
Second in the chain of the Mission, San Carlos Borromeo was founded in June 1770 by Father Junipero Serra. San Carlos served as the headquarters for the duration of Father Serra's California Missionary work--a period of fifteen years. From this base he managed the building of nine Missions. Father Serra was buried here after his death in 1784.
The magnificent stone church and quadrangle fell into decay until 1884, when Father Angel Casanova took charge of the restoration. There have been numerous additional restoration efforts since the early 1920s. Tupa declared this particular Mission "too beautiful to paint."
Other Mission San Carlos Borromeo sites:
Virtual Guidebook to the Monterey Peninsula, Mission San Carlos Borromeo. Virtual views of The Entrance Garden, Indian cemetary, the courtyard, the basilica, and the altar. Don Bain (author and photographer of The Virtual Guidebooks).
About.com has an overview of the mission.
Carmel Mission, official website of the Mission San Carlos, includes history and architectural diagrams.
San Carlos Borroméo de Carmelo from the California Mission History site. The California Mission Site. Ed. The Civic Group. 24 Sept. 1998.
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo by Rob Garretson, The California Missions On-Line Project, (1999). Includes a quiz.
Mission San Carlos de Borromeo de Carmelo by Athanasius Schaefer. Many photos and a lot of text.
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission), Virtual Tour from the Carmel Menu Page. Includes VR's of inside, the neighborhood, courtyard, front and entrance courtyard, patio, and cemetery. Created by Sandra Stockton and Annette Weiskircher California State University, Sacramento, Graduate Students, 2001.
First posted April, 2001.
© ©2013 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other AT&T marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. AT&T 36USC220506 Please read our Disclaimer.