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Mission San Javier

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Base mission for the California missions...really neat to see the history and the ornateness of the mission was amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Paso Robles, California, United States
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Paso Robles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Base mission for the California missions...really neat to see the history and the ornateness of the mission was amazing!

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Located on top of a mountain. A great place to visit and see an old mission with a mini village to take some great photos. Visit the restaurant called La Palapa which everything is made from local ingredients.

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Milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

magic atmosphere, few miles away from Loreto, the road is a mountain road in good conditions with some off-road part

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Anaheim Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A church in middle of town, its old and one of the first ones built in the baja area. They have fans on the sides of the benches and your typical church setting.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

At the end of a windy road up the mountain you come to this little 'dare I say' town of San Javier. As I visited and admired the Mission I couldn't stop thinking of the devotion it took to build it up there those many years ago.

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Sebastopol,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

right in the center of this quaint town is this mission. Takes some work to get there but worth the drive. The festival in early December is really worth it I hear.

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Encinitas, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Rented a standard manual transmission beater car in Loreto (nickname: El Burro Rojo) to explore the area on a weeklong trip in December 2014. On our last day, we decided to take El Burro on a trip up into the mountains to see San Javier. Our innkeepers in Loreto said the road -- literally, "The Road to San Javier" --... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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