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 San Javier Mission leaves one wondering - why and how? How did the people back in the 1600's manage to build this cathedral and surrounding buildings? And, why? The building is huge - the surround...  more »
  • Not too far from Loreto distance wise, but some parts of the road were being repaired, so it's best to have a high vehicle to get to the Mission. The festivities of San Javier happen the first weekend...  more »
  • This is an excellent half day trip from Loreto. We rented a taxi driven Jesus who also served as a tour guide. This is the second oldest mission in the area and in near original condition. The amount ...  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
  • 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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