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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Cute & rustic

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Central Point, Oregon
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Central Point, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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Loreto, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

what a beautiful church and to think it has been there since the late 1600's. Its great to be able to see the original architecture and history of this town.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The drive to San Javier Mission has changed considerably over the years! It was mostly paved last year, but unfortunately an usually wet winter washed out a few spots. However, it is still passable and worth the trip. We actually hired a taxi in town to take our group to the Mission and we were glad we did -- the... More 

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Waipu, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The second Mission in the Americas, and by far the best preserved. Worth the 90 minute drive from Loreto, this original stone Mission is still a living church and centre of a small community. Be warned though- the road is excellent in places and pretty rough in others- a legacy of cyclone (hurricane) water damage. The contrast between desert and... More 

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Loreto, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

EVERYBODY drives here in an SUV. But ol' wimpy Raymundo here drove in our 4 inch ground clearance '02 Nissan Sentra. After scraping bottom on the road a couple times and having water up close to our floorboards, I thought that we were pretty rugged to get up to San Javier. Well, turns out the Mision is ~350 years old... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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115 reviews 115 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Pam from The Baja Big Fish Company who sets up my fishing trips found out my wife likes visiting Missions, so she suggested we rent a car for the day and visit Mission San Javier. We got the car and we drove up the road to the Mission, took about an hour and 20 minutes from Loreto. The road was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Built in 1697 the first mission of what was to become the trail of missions that extended beyond San Francisco California. Fascinating!

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Loreto, Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The roads are better now but if you have a few hours I would recommend this place. The mission is wonderful to see and just past the back is the oldest olive tree in the region.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You do need to stop by and see when you go to the town. Sit for a moment and take it all in....beautiful artwork.

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