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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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Adventurous Drive in the Mountains

We went to the San Javier mission in December while staying in Loreto. We were there a couple of days before the pilgrimage, and the vendors, etc. were beginning to "set up... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portland, OR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the San Javier mission in December while staying in Loreto. We were there a couple of days before the pilgrimage, and the vendors, etc. were beginning to "set up shop". The mission itself is old and beautiful. Well worth the drive!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Jesuits started in Baja in Loreto with mission number one, Our Lady of Loreto. Then they moved up the mountain to the second site. They found plentiful fresh water here, built a reservoir and planted the olive trees they brought from Spain. We saw one that was probably original to the site. Twisted and enormous, it still bears fruit.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful drive up from Loreto. The mission is in amazing shape and a docent is available to answer questions and give information.

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Loreto, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to this quaint little town was spectacular. We were in a small sedan and had no problems. The visit to the mission was worth the effort.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greta escape to show that a simple life can be a very happy and satisfying life. Takes you back to simpler times. Not a lot to see, but worth the short trip to experience. Read about the history as it is impressive for such a small place away from it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was a funeral in the mission itself, so we spent our time in the museum next-door. There is a lot of information about the history of the missions in Baja California, and many beautiful artifacts from that period. Many, though not all, of the exhibits have a description in English as well as Spanish.

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old mission church with great Spanish style architecture. Attached museum has some very interesting pieces form the local area showing just how life was in the Baja.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travel up the road about 25 miles from Loreto and make sure you stop and look back at the view of the town you left behind as you climb up to Mission San Xavier (Javier). This is something you can do yourself or just hire a taxi that can take you there. No need to hire expensive tour guides that... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

A great side trip if you are staying in Loreto or at the nearby Villa Del Palmar Loreto resort. This is one of the oldest missions in the California's and remains relatively unchanged since its establishment. You can drive up or enjoy a tour offered by the resort or arrange in Loreto. The road up is a bit of a... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This church is the first of the California missions, established on October 25, 1697. The museum next door explains the history of Baja California in artifacts, illustrations and excellent postings. Visit here and your trip to Loreto will take on a deeper meaning and better understanding of this first capital of Baja.

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