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“Beautiful town square” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mision de San Ignacio

La Mision de San Ignacio
El Centro (downtown), San Ignacio, Mexico
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Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful town square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Cozy town square with huge, ancient trees, historic mission building. Try the ice cream shop on the square, delicious!

Visited August 2013
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful mission church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The San Ignacio Mission is one of the most beautiful in Baja and well worth a visit. It also has a wonderful botanical garden with all the plants labeled.

Visited January 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
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“Good example of early Spanish Baja mission”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The mission church in San Ignacio is conveniently located on the town plaza and well worth a look inside. The early Baja missions were founded by Jesuits in the 1600's, then largely abandoned when the indigenous people mostly died of European diseases, then some (as this one) were re-build as churches by Dominicans. They are very different from the Alta California Franciscan missions and worth a look inside.

Also, don't miss a small museum, to the left when facing the church from the plaza, describing and displaying the Baja cave paintings in the area. The actual paintings can be visited, but some are difficult to reach and all require permits and guides, but the museum is free and easy to visit to get the idea. There is on display a replica of one of the largest paintings.

Visited February 2013
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San Diego, California
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Very nicely preserved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Small, but you can join a service if you'd like to. Right on the square. Won't take long to see.

Visited March 2012
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Encinitas, California
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“Historic Mision”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Step back in time and visit the La Mision de San Ignacio. We attended a mass, in Spanish, that was an incredible experience. Beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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