A fine example of a mission from that period, is Old Mission San Juan Bautista, about 1/2 hour north of us in San Juan Bautista. And here locally, is Carmel Mission. Though when Montoya came to Monterey to greet the new Viceroy, he would have done it here, at the San Carlos Cathedral, the Royal Presidio Chapel. It really is an exquisite building architecturally. It still functions as the local parish church, and I have many Catholic friends here in Monterey who attend services there. It's located in what we now call 'Old Monterey', as opposed to 'New Monterey', and 'North Monterey' -- we may be small, but we have lots of sections! Old Monterey is essentially downtown, the harbour, city hall, and the originally settled part of Monterey, complete with the always annoying circular Spanish street design [g]
So there you go! TV can be educational, and now you know a bit more about where I live.