Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, Loreto

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
Visit one of the oldest Jesuit missions in Mexico at Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó. Situated in the small village of San Javier, the mission is one of the most well maintained and preserved in the country. Originally built in the early 18th century, it was abandoned after the missionaries left Baja California. Take a drive on the scenic road to San Javier to see the picturesque village, surrounded by lush vegetation and valleys. Admire the Baroque stone church, which contains a number of original relics from the mission, and enjoy the area's tranquil, spiritual atmosphere. Arrange to visit Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó and other attractions in Loreto using our Loreto travel itinerary planner.
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  • Mission San Javier is or quiet seems to time stops, the few people who live there are very friendly, the best part of travelling with children is to walk to the back of the mission you will find a beautiful orchard with its canal and dam water, there is a tree with olive trees with more than 200 years...
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  • It is a beautiful, amazing place for its location and well preserved that is. To get I recommend going on a high cart, a part of the road is not paved. It is the second mission founded in the low and the most beautiful thing that until now I have known, is surrounded by vegetation, there are still trees planted by the Jesuits. INAH has not yet put there to official guides but an inhabitant of the village, if you wish, give you a tour and talk you everything you know the place, it is worth listening to him. Apart from the mission not there are another thing that visit, the village is small, a few houses, in an of them sold souvenirs, in another desserts made based datil. Don't miss if you have the opportunity to know him.
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  • 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...  read more »
  • Fantastic hidden gem in the desert. The mission itself is breathtaking, but the rest of the town will also amaze you with it's friendly locals and charming pueblo atmosphere set in the mountains. If you are in baja, especially if you are staying in Loreto, make the trip to San Javier. Don't let some people discourage you by saying the the drive is too difficult, there is no "off-roading" just some hard dirt roads and cobblestone. We still went 40 MPH in the cheapest rental they had.
  • Lovely church and paintings
  • It's a slog to get here but I got up the mountain in a rented Nissan Tiida and found this beautiful oasis town with cobblestone streets and the mission.
  • Magnificent example of Jesuit missionaries in the construction of this missionary site, easy access on a route that took up to 8 hours of driving in double traction vehicles, a surprise for those who visited this site in the 90's.
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  • Beautiful... Simply beautiful 😍😍
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