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Mission San Javier

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Address: Loreto, Mexico

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History in the hills

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kurt S
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Cali, Colombia
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Cali, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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!

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La Paz, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For sure having to visit, 40 minute drive threw the mountains, the have a couple of nice restaurants. Worth having a look at.

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Seal Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see when visiting the area. Such an amazing story. Drive takes 45 min from the main road.

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Ferrara, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving for 4 hours from La Paz to Loreto me everybody was kind of skeptical when I suggested another hour driving up the mountain to see this mission...but surprise surprise I convinced them and all enjoyed very much the scenarios offered by the mission surrounded by mountains where time seems to have stopped a long time ago. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I initially thought the road to Mision San Javier was unpaved. When I visited it on my motorcycle I was disappointed to find out it was paved :-). The mision is well maintained and in pristine condition. It is pretty interesting to see a small cemetery right next to the mission. The mission is a perfect subject for great photography.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Jesuit church built in the 1700's. An amazing work, and very well preserved. Never crowded, a historic landmark for sure. You leave the main highway 1 at San Ignacio and just head into town. You cannot miss the plaza and church. Good eats near there as well. This mission photos great! If you are driving by San... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This is the 2nd mission built and is very beautiful but in somewhat fragile condition. The drive up from Loreto is a little rough but a rental car can make it with no trouble. If you know a little spanish, you can get a great tour from the caretaker.

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Redlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Went to the mission while we were there. The city of Loreto is restoring the mission. It is open daily.

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