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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Mountain Drive to Charming Mission

We booked this through our resort, and had an excellent guide...although the history lesson while seated in the church was a bit long! Those benches are hard! The road can be a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this through our resort, and had an excellent guide...although the history lesson while seated in the church was a bit long! Those benches are hard! The road can be a bit scary...especially after rain, but take it easy...our guide seemed to have no issues (and I was up front and saw the road!). It's a small village, but... More 

Thank lethland
lafayette, co
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a guided tour from our hotel. The drive took us into the mountains to a plateau at the top where the indigenous Indians lived hundreds of years ago. They planted fruit trees, palm trees, olive trees, vines. A beautiful location. Streams and ponds are full all year. The Mission is extremely old but beautiful. From 1699. Inside you... More 

Thank nancy s
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove ourselves to the mission on a very rough road that can be quite dangerous but if you are careful it's no problem. Once you get to town you immediately see this lovely mission. It is in great shape, with lovely icons and great structure. There are some small restaurants in town, nothing special but fun to eat there... More 

Thank Ruth C
Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised to learn that this mission was built in 1697. I did not realize that there were any non native buildings that old.

Thank Harry W
San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the chance to visit the Mission during an off season. The road to the mission is a disaster, as multiple areas have been washed out, and have yet to be repaired by the country. Only take a shuttle to avoid damaging a rental car. The town is one street of nothing interesting. The only restaurant serves below average food.... More 

Thank Douglas P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice drive up the mountain with a few parts of the road under construction. The mission is very quaint and historical and a must see. Don't forget to walk behind the mission to see the very old olive grove with the amazing trees. Have lunch in the little restaurant that sits it front of the mission. Look for the... More 

Thank Michele S
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Head up to the mountains where it is cooler and greener. Check out the mission and the 1000 year old olive tree. Eat lunch at one of the small family run restaurants where the owner picks the limes off the trees to put in your cervezas! Also a good place to hide from the torrential rain that hit while we... More 

Thank Danielilaw
Cali, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

When most people think about Mexico, they see shots of tequila and getting sunburned on the beach. Mexico is steeped in Spanish history much like the west and southwest United States. As such, there is a chain of missions along the mountains and allies of Baja California. San Javier is one of the jewels in this chain. It's about a... More 

Thank Kurt S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We drive to this Mission each time we go to Loreto...it is a beautiful drive up the windy, coastal mountains. Take the drive, along with plenty of water...definitely worthwhile!

La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The paved highway to get there is a huge bonus to this historic attraction. In less than an hour you can travel back in time and really fall in awe by the stamina the Jesuits had to get here/ A sólo una hora de Loreto por una carretera pavimentada puedes imaginarte los esfuerzos que los Jesuitas tuvieron que hace para... More 

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