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Mision San Francisco Javier de Vigge-Biaundo

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Amazing 300 year old mission in mountain

Had a great time at this amazing historic site. Hard to believe the Spanish Jesuits hauled all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy F
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North Shore, Minnesota
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A beautiful Mission

The road up to the Mission was lovely! Windy and fun to drive. Everyone should see this AND don't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MindySpicer
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Edmonds, Washington
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"california missions"
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"beautiful mission"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at this amazing historic site. Hard to believe the Spanish Jesuits hauled all the materials way up here and built this 300 years ago. Preserved as only possible in warm, dry Mexico. Ancient olive trees and other fruiting plants with an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road up to the Mission was lovely! Windy and fun to drive. Everyone should see this AND don't forget to visit the Olive Tree

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mission was Beautiful. The Artwork, Architecture, and surrounding grounds were all outstanding. It is a long drive in to no-man's land, about an hour off highway 1 (main Loreto highway). If you are in to history it is well worth the trip. Go early...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there 30 years ago via motorcycles. Came back this year to find it exactly the same!! So well preserved. The 2nd oldest Mission in Baja. Great, winding, scenic drive. Small restaurants now in town.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Driver Mario was very knowledgeable about the history of the area, the fauna, and was also very funny. Nice to see a part of Mexico that is accessible but not unduly made into a tourist attraction. Church itself was dramatic and highly illustrative of the...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We booked a tour through "Tours By Locals" and had the privilege to be guided by Rodolfo P who was incredibly knowledgeable about the mission San Francisco Javier de Vigge-Biaundo. He knew about the history of the building and the area as well as gave...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I have visited the Mision numerous times, & the journey as well as the destination are worth your time & gas money. Set high in the giganta mountains, the mision is a beautiful building with an impressive history worth reading about, & seeing. The little...More

Thank cobaltwood
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We have been going here for 10 years and finally my wife and I visited the mission / a must visit and the roads are fine to go all The way there how did they build this almost 300 years ago??

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

For $30 US, you can rent a car for the day and do this excursion on your own. We really enjoyed our daytrip here but were glad we hadn't paid for a tour.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Very nice to visit this area, no one was there when we were but thousands of people visit this locations on a pilgrimage.

Thank Michelle7061
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Mr Russell G
April 28, 2018|
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Response from JudyStacia | Reviewed this property |
We booked an trip with Villa Del Palmar Loreto and were provided with a van and an experienced guide.
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Elizabeth A
November 6, 2017|
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Response from Rodeoduck | Reviewed this property |
Loreto is the starting point for a visit to San Javier. Hotels and other services are available in Loreto but I would not count on anything but a small restaurant in San Javier. A good B&B in Loreto might be the La Damiana... More
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susanmix
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I never saw anyone drunk there, only reverent pilgrims visiting truly religious ancient site. Like an oasis in the midst of no-where. There are no restrooms on way there as you are traveling on secondary road thru wilderness!
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