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Mission San Javier

Loreto, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Loreto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Orange, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Took a day trip to San Javier Mission. Definitely recommend using a tour guide - roads were washed out in places and the guide stopped and gave us interesting details about the area. Stopped at a gorge where you could see the tree roots growing in the rock layers; at a ranchero. Also, toured the entire mission including the olive... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I was attempting to come from Scorpion Bay to Loreto through a shortcut and stumbled upon this amazing place. Very nice!

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Woodland, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Wonder of wonders the road is paved all the way! There had been some recent washouts but the road crews were already fixing them up. Its a very lovely drive up a green (relatively) canyon. The town itself is set in a picturesque spot - hard not to take perfect postcard photos! There are a couple of taquerias and a... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Be prepared for a winding mountain road that will take you past what I came to see, true Mexico! When you arrive at the Mission listen and note the history of this mission and what the people had to overcome to establish it. Our guide took us around the mission to show us a 300 year old olive tree that... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Its on top of the Sierra de la Giganta, West of Loreto, the road is now paved all the way to the mission, take you time and stop along the way to take in the views of the Sea of Cortez to the east. Before arriving at the mission keep an eye on the bottom of the gorge and you... More

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Chula Vista
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It is always interesting to read history were it happened. The Mission has a museum next to it that I recommend for every one.

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San Diego, California
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119 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Very photogenic and interesting mission here in Loreto. The ambience and atmosphere takes you back to that time in History! Worth the time to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Historic, beautiful mountain road on way to mission. Real taste of Mexico! The road up has construction give yourself time.

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Welland, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The drive from Loreto up to the mission is perhaps just as interesting as the mission itself, we rented a car but I think there are tours going up to the mission, very quaint little town and the mission is right in the middle of it, very nice and worth doing this, highly recommended.

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Flagstaff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The drive is pretty and the roads are getting paved so they are easy to travel on. The road to get to the Mission from the main highway was not marked so ask a local before looking for it.

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