Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, Loreto

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    We rented a car ($45 a day) and really enjoyed the drive and the site. A guide toured us privately around the property and had interesting information.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It's probably the nicest mission in Baja California Sur, the road is usually good and if you can have a good local breakfast just in front of it : real burritos de machaca (dried and shredded meat), f...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    The museum/mission is very interesting, and full of info and artifacts. Not over done, but as it should be. As a student of history, this is not to be missed!  more »
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  • December 20, 2011
    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.
  • December 9, 2011
    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.
  • December 15, 2015
    Lovely church and paintings
  • April 2, 2017
    A lovely place in itself is lovely the way to achieve it.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Much peace and quiet is this place!
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