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Mission San Javier

Address: Loreto, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Loreto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Pomona, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We went on a tour from the city of Loreto. The drive through the mountains to the mission was breathtaking! The mission itself is an amazing glimpse into history! The mission has been beautifully maintained. Our tour guide provided us with in depth history of the mission and the area. The San Javier village is unique and I loved exploring... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The road to the mission is even worth to travel without seeing the mission. (Of course, the mission is beautiful too). The landscape blasting. The road crosses the river a couple of times, so check with locals the road conditions. You don´t need an SUV to go there. a regular pasenger car is fine, too

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful remote and peaceful. The guide book led us to believe the road wasn't paved so we were worried about our little Matiz getting up there but it was no problem, at least in January. It's paved all the way to San Javier except in the spots they're working on. We didn't find the hiking trails that are apparently there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A good visit to the mission....well preserved Ina little town on the mountain.The ride was not bad aive we were told the road was bad.Driving slowly you can get there without problem.The town still uses the water aqueducts made by the Jesuits and this was the second mission after the one in Loreto.Buy in town home made jelly and Honney... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First thing to know about this hike is that there is no sign on the highway, no trail head, no trail! Going south from Loreto on the highway, you turn right onto the dirt road where the Puerto Escondido substation is. Drive back the road until you cannot go any further, park your car, and start scrambling over boulders. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Quite a trek to get there - but well worth the effort. Old Mission nestled in the mountains. Intriguing to think of the effort involved in construction, and in maintaining the agriculture there.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very quiet, beautiful setting. Fascinating history. Had a nice lunch...bring your pesos. Exciting drive to mission through flooded roads!

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Fresno, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The drive is incredibly scenic and amazing to see the landscape in the Sierra de la Gigante. The mission is beautiful.

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Ladysmith, BC
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Located 34 kilometres from the highway the Mission definitely is a worthwhile visit. My wife and I took a car through a number of water courses (10 in all) on the way. The water was approximately 15 cm or 6 inches deep in two locations. I wouldn't take a car to the mission after a rainfall, but we had little... More 

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Eastern Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We recommend taking a taxi (van) to the Mission; our driver, Oscar, was knowledgeable and provided opportunities to stop on the drive up the winding mountainside road. As an experienced local, he provided side excursions that we would never have experienced on our own, like stopping to see a relative who raises goats and makes cheese in their rustic abode.... More 

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