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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Enjoyed seeing the first mission ever built. We have seen many others but great to see where it started.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed seeing the first mission ever built. We have seen many others but great to see where it started.

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Balboa Island, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Not for everyone, but it is very pretty and increadable that it's so far from the coast. Make sure to stop at Borracho's on the way back!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

It's a fun drive up into the mountains, although the road was recently washed out in 3 places, so it's a lot more fun if you rent a Jeep instead of a small car. From the highway, the road up the hill is not as clearly marked as people will tell you it is...especially from Loreto, so just make sure... More 

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It is a lovely drive up into the Sierra de Giganta passing palm and orange orchards, water falls cutting across the raod and breath taking views of Loreto and the Pacific. The mission is at the end of a 2 approx mile drive. There are lots of places o explore along the way like cave paintings, canyons and off road... More 

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Keizer, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Mission was built by a Spanish Father in 1758 and is still used to this day. The trip up the windy road through the mountains and across the San Javier river in a couple of places is a fun trip by itself. It takes about an hour from Loreto and the little community there is like a step back... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We drove from Loreto to the San Javier Mission. Such history and beautiful inside the mission. An hour drive up a 90% paved road from Loreto. Worth the drive up, in a very small village area. Snacks and beverages available for purchase.

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Far and through a winding not that good road but worth the trip. The mission is in good condition and still serves the community.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I walked the trail two years ago, Mission San Javier has a great feel to it.The Historic value is unspoken. The trails around the area are rarely used. The trails were very easy to walk on. The town people are very nice. Just bring some comfy walking shoes.

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Central Point, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The drive from Loreto to San Javier was about an hour. The road was mostly paved with a few sections under construction & a few more under several inches of water, nothing a little generic rental car couldn't handle. It was mostly a car & a half width with a few of the edges cracked or caved in. Scenic drive... More 

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Central Point, Oregon
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

It's a really scenic but rough road up to San Javier. But once you get there you'll find a lush, green, and well manicured little town. Everything centers on the mission which is a real gem to visit. The people were very friendly, but we were surprised everything seemed to be closed at 5 PM. We could understand the mission... More 

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Address: Address: Loreto, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Baja California  >  Baja California Sur  >  Loreto

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