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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  • Beautiful old mission church with great Spanish style architecture. Attached museum has some very interesting pieces form the local area showing just how life was in the Baja. 
  • Travel up the road about 25 miles from Loreto and make sure you stop and look back at the view of the town you left behind as you climb up to Mission San Xavier (Javier). This is something you can do ...  more »
  • Do many stories know the walls of the mission? What will be seen? so many years of fascinating history!
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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
  • 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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