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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Beautiful place

This small town was a step back in time. The mission has a 400 year old olive tree, a work of nature's art that had us all in thrall. An environmental group, Living Roots, has a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This small town was a step back in time. The mission has a 400 year old olive tree, a work of nature's art that had us all in thrall. An environmental group, Living Roots, has a small shop of local items for sale to help support keeping things from being ruined by progress. Just lovely. And a great restaurant, too!

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Oscar takes you in his van (along with a few others when he has more guests) to the Mission. It's a beautiful drive and a nice trip up there. The Mission is pretty, but its a church set in a beautiful location, not much more. Then Oscar takes you to see a farm where they make fresh quesa (cheese) and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

St Javier St Javier is an absolute must see if you are in the area. Not only is the drive towards the quaint town remarkable, but the mission & town are certainly worthwhile. We left Loreto at 2:30, arrived at 3:30 and were the only tourists there during our visit (from 3:30-5). - take your time to notice the mountains... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This trip was well worth the 25 mile trip up into the mountains to see. A very nice little village and absolutely stunning views on the drive. Lots of history to see in the area and the mission was beautiful. I think that the sign down in town alongside the highway could be bigger and clearer.

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LONDON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

If you have your own transport this 35 km drive is well worth the effort -not sure I would bother taking organised tour The road is mostly good-don't be put off by the bad patch -it doesn't last long-there are rivers to cross but very shallow The mission and the surrounding area Is beautiful-take time to walk away from the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I decided we needed a break from relaxing at the beach during our recent visit to Loreto Bay so we decided to venture to the mission in the small, remote mountain village of San Javier. We had a compact rental car with not the best tires, but the road to the mission is paved although one needs... More 

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mpls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This mission church is a must see. It is still a working church and in great shape. The history of the church is interesting, and there is a museum connected to it. Linda was our guide and very informative of the history of this mission. Loreto is a nice town to visit, many shops and restaurants. I wish we could... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I highly recommend hiring a car or a tour company to go see this gem of a Mission. The mission itself is nestled into a highland valley oasis, and acts as a beautiful backdrop to the small village that is San Javier. Surprisingly, the road to San Javier is almost all paved, except a few dirt/rocky patches where the paved... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Saw how the mountain people live and toured Mission San Javier. Great experience and a great lunch. Enjoyed seeing how local families work together to grow crops and survive in a seemingly harsh environment. Sarah was a main guide.

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

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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