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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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Chula Vista
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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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266 reviews 266 reviews
114 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A beautiful large church in a sleepy little town. Easily accessible from Loreto via car, cab or horse.

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El Cajon,Ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The mission is the second oldest mission there is in california set in a little town with population 100 or so everything is original though some gold and artworks have been stolen throughout the 300 yrs

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san diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I consider the road out to San Javier a good time. Though its windy and has many detours that's Baja! I would not recommend the road to first time Baja drivers but if you are comfortable driving Baja roads then this is not much different. Lots of road construction in May 2014. The road often narrows to 1 lane with... More

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Malibu, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Mission San Javier is an ideally preserved Mission in a town time forgot. It feels much more the step back in time than many other Missions both because of its preservation and the nature of the town. That said, there's no other compelling reason to be in the area and it's quite a drive. If you're pressed for time it... More

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I love visiting old Missions and this one does not disappoint. This was my 2nd visit and the road was now paved almost all of the way. The mission is still an active church and the town has a few small open air restaurants.

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