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San Carlos Cemetery
792 Fremont Street
(mail to) P.O. Box 2048
Monterey, CA 93942

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Phone: (831) 372-0327
FAX: (831) 372-8726

Email:  sccemetery@att.net


Originally established in 1834 as San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, this cemetery is associated with the second mission founded by Father Junipero Serra. Comprising 13.5 acres, it is located in central Monterey across from Dennis the Menace Park and bordering El Encinal, the cemetery of the City of Monterey. Many of the founding members of our local community are laid to rest in this historic cemetery. A succession of outdoor crypts were built in the last four decades with the largest, Our Lady of Angels (1,000 crypts), built in 1993, with a new addition (400 crypts) in 2007. 

sancarlos_chapel.jpg (45889 bytes)More than 175 years later, San Carlos Cemetery is still open and serving the eight local parishes of Our Lady of Refuge (Castroville), St. Jude's (Marina), St. Francis Xavier (Seaside), San Carlos (Monterey), St. Angela's (Pacific Grove), Carmel Mission, St. Joseph (Spreckels) and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Carmel Valley).


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Services provided at San Carlos Cemetery

Ground Burial: San Carlos provides a selection of ground interment property to individuals and families on an immediate need basis and also for pre-planning.  Double depth and traditional side by side (single) burials can be arranged.

Crypt Entombment: For individuals and families who prefer above ground interment, Our Lady of Angels mausoleums offer single and companion arrangements along with niches for cremation burials 

Cremated Remains: San Carlos provides for the permanent care and memorialization of cremated remains. Individuals and families may select from ground burial urn sites and above ground inurnment in specially designed niches. San Carlos Cemetery does not operate a crematory.

Services: Labor fees for interment services (known as opening & closing), apply when a gravesite, mausoleum or niche site is prepared for the interment service. Outer burial receptacles (burial or urn vaults) are required where applicable within the cemetery. San Carlos Cemetery offers Committal services in our Santa Rosalia Chapel, or at Graveside, Cryptside and Nicheside at no extra charge.

Memorialization: Monument and inscription work may be arranged through the cemetery office. Both flat and upright monuments (headstones) as well as memorial pictures, religious emblems and statues are available in specific areas throughout the cemetery.

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Payment Terms: A minimum deposit of 10% is required on pre-need purchases. Interest free financing is available. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.

Hours of Visitation: 8:00 a.m. to dusk daily

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:30pm - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, (appointments are appreciated).