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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  • The mission was beautiful but the road up their was long and winding. Not much up their. It was nice to look at.  more »
  • We toured the Mission it was very beautiful with art work and statues, we did not Do a guided tour but it was worth the time to walk thru it.  more »
  • We went on a comfortable van ride with Noe from Sea and Land Tours. He is very knowledgeable and witty. His English is perfect. The ride to the mission passes through the desert and into the Tierra de...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lovely church and paintings
  • A lovely place in itself is lovely the way to achieve it.
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  • Much peace and quiet is this place!
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