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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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A great experience

Well worth a visit, for the journey up there as much as the mission itself. Peaceful and scenic. Recommended.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit, for the journey up there as much as the mission itself. Peaceful and scenic. Recommended.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This trip to the mission was worth it even just for the magnificent road that winds its way through the Sierra Giganta; every turn is a surprise, a breath-taking view. And when you get to San Javier it's like stepping into a different time, small tidy white-washed houses with thatched roofs along cobbled streets and, at the bottom of the... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Built in 1697, this is the first mission built of all of the California missions. The quaint structure is a must see for anyone. Mass is still given for those so inclined to attend.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit of a drive up into the mountains--with a few "road hazards" of goats, cows, and a cowboy on his horse! We drove our rental car---parts of the road are under construction and some low lying dip areas have water but we were able to rocked without an issue. Mission itself is lovely but quite old and basis(compared... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip involved a van ride through the desert and up into the mountains. Roads are very good, and Mario (driver/guide) was excellent - lots of good information. The Mission is gorgeous. Don't miss (just behind it) "the oldest olive tree on the Baja." Never saw anything like it. Lunch (burritos) was only so-so. Last part of journey back was... More 

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Delta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice destination drive from Loreto. You will see a few ranches, goats and other creatures and get a feel for the country side. The little town is quaint , it has only had electricity in the last few years. The mission its self is typical of the Camino Real churches.

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Prague, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute little town, 20 mile drive, I enjoy the drive as much as the destination so was worth it for me, but can see some people not wanting to drive up and down the mountains to see it.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, fascinating; history come to life. Mario was our guide and told us many stories in detail about the mission, the village, and the region. The tour was even better than expected.

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Maple Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we rented a car and drove out to San Javier. It took us about 45 minutes to get there. The road was pretty good most of the way. They were doing construction at different spots along the way so parts of the road were dirt but not hard to navigate. there were a few spots where there were signs warning... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful gem of a mission, the second in the Baja California, located 36 km West or Loreto. Rugged mountains surround the Artesian spring-fed rivers which were channeled into canals to use for agricultural irrigation and drinking water. The mission and pueblo are in the high desert, but it is not a barren landscape. The Jesuit mission is intact and built... More 

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