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Carmel(kärmĕl`), village (1990 pop. 4,239), Monterey co., S central Calif., on the Monterey peninsula and Carmel Bay, southwest of Monterey; inc. 1916. It is a tourist center and a noted artists' and writers' colony. The bay, named in 1602 by Carmelite friars in VizcaínoVizcaíno, Sebastián
, c.1550–c.1628, Spanish explorer and merchant. After an unsuccessful attempt to plant a colony in Lower California (1596), he sailed (1602) to explore the California coast, where he discovered and named Monterey Bay.
..... Click the link for more information. 's expedition, is famed for its beauty. Mission San Carlos Borromeo, the burial place of Father Junípero SerraSerra, Saint Junípero
, 1713–84, Spanish Franciscan missionary in North America, b. Majorca. His name was originally Miguel José Serra, and Junípero was his name in religion. For 15 years he taught philosophy in the college at Palma.
..... Click the link for more information. , is nearby, as are vineyards and the Pebble Beach resort.