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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico
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so beautiful

Has so much history. This church is connected to the mission building which is well worth the time to go see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Has so much history. This church is connected to the mission building which is well worth the time to go see.

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Thank Debbie H
Santa Barbara, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were out for a walk before dinner a ran into this great find. It appears to be always open & accessible and is a great piece of local history.

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Thank Sbroadhog
Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is such a lovely town. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed all there was to see. My favorite place we visited.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mission San Javier is a must see while visiting Loreto. Before you ever even arrive, you enjoy the absolutely stunning and breathtaking scenery of the La Giganta Mountains. The mission itself is well preserved. The chapel inside is truly unique as the main alter features San Javier, Mary, Joseph. Jesus has a spot on the left of th e misison.... More 

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Thank MeaningfulTrip
Long Beach, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mission San Javier is an outstanding original example of early 1700 spanish architecture. It was the first mission to have glass windows. The drive takes about an hour and there is only a very small stretch where the road is dirt and gravel. There are animals and streams to see on the way along with a small chapel about half... More 

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Washington, DC
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's not a grandiose Gothic cathedral in the European style, but it is a living reminder of a cornerstone of Mexican culture, and of early California history. It still functions as a church, and tourists are welcome to worship at their services. The neighboring museum offers an overview of early colonial history in the California territories, along with some typical... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the drive! The mountain are gorgeous and very unexpected. The mission was beautiful and we visited during a very peaceful morning. Would love to hike the area next time.

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Thank 1NEWME
Mount Vernon, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A winding hilly road from Loreto town takes you up to this very old magnificent grey black rock Mission. The size is incredible and the workmanship amazing. Surrounding the mission are green fields watered by a dike and levee system introduced by the monks centuries ago. Truly much more splendid that I had expected.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a long drive to get there, much further than we expected. It is now parked where to turn off the highway, but heading from the airport to Loreto it is the only paved road on the left. There's a sign for a saloon on the corner. It was 34 kilometers off the main highway but a beautiful drive... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mission was very lovely and the drive out to the mission takes about an hour but interesting flora and views. Make sure you get a good tour guide if getting one, ours was not very good, however alot of the information at the mission is in English, so we didn't have to rely on him

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