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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Real Mexican church and mission. Well kept and easily accessible in town. This is still an operating Church and you need to be respectful of that.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Real Mexican church and mission. Well kept and easily accessible in town. This is still an operating Church and you need to be respectful of that.

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Ensenada, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is the first mission of the California's. It is from the early 17th century. Loreto was once the capital of the California's, and so this makes it a very historic little town. The Mission was very nice, and a great area to walk around. We felt like we were in the center of Mexico due to the colonial Mexican... More 

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Montana
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a beautiful old mission with a historic structure surrounded by a small agricultural village. The drive from Loreto is spectacular. An hour or two's stay is plenty but there are some small restaurants and rooms for rent for those who seek to step back in time.

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Long Beach
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Only a 45 minute drive from Loreto. The road is a little rough, but saw all different kinds of cars making the drive. The little town is wonderful and the church is amazing. Really something to see in person. It is very well preserved, and a person from town will be there to help explain the different things that are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Tiny remote colonial village. The old mission is in remarkable condition. It was built in the late 18th century. The town offers a bed and breakfast, some great small restaurants and ancient cave paintings nearby. The setting is spectacular, with a canyon bordered by rock cliffs. If you're in the area, this is a must see!

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fairfield, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The mission was a beautiful old building. It was worth the drive. Tah being said the highlight of the trip was all of the views both coming and going. Each bend of the road gave you a new view. Take your time, drive slow and enjoy the scenery.

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Loreto, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Know how the Jesuits lived and worked here hundreds of years ago because so much is preserved is amazing. There are even olive trees planted then, that are still producing olives today!

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The heart of Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The oldest Jesuit mission still in use - also has the least renovation done to it so it is almost original. Beautiful. The drive was a little dicey because of Hurricane Odelia damage to the roads - I would be very careful in a car. The drive itself is something to experience with the winding roads and mountain scenery. Quite... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

1st of the California missions built by the Jesuits. Beautiful original building which has not been impacted by mother nature! Incredible history and unique architecture. Mission is in a beautiful Sonoraian setting.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Well worth the journey if you don't mind a windy, steep narrow road overall. Our preference is to bike up from Las Parras (half way spot), provided you take your own.

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