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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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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 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We rented a car and drove up the mountain to see the Mission. We really enjoyed the diversity of the scenery travelling up... a number of roads had been flooded and had water flowing across the road ... we got out a number of times to test the height of the water ... all was fine we just drove slowly... More 

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Escondido, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

we watched a children show it was great then Santa came in a fire truck all the childern loved it it was great to see

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Pacifica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had a lovely ride out to the beautiful little Mission San Javier. Be sure and 1) Read about the mission history before going so you can appreciate it more. There is not a lot to see once you arrive and understanding the background will enrich your experience. 2) Check the weather forecast and prepare to forge multiple small streams... More 

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