Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó, Loreto

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Baja California Sur
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. Using our custom trip planner, Loreto attractions like Misión San Francisco Javier de Viggé-Biaundó can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Beautiful drive to exquisite mission church in colorful mountains above Loreto. Locals friendly and helpful. Amazing olive tree close to 400 years old.  more »
  • If you come to Loreto is a place to visit. Today it is a museum that has many religious relics, paintings, altarpieces, images and various tools.
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  • I can describe this place in one word: Incredible! The mission is an hour’s drive from Loreto, through windy roads that keep climbing without ever reaching the top of the picturesque mountains in the ...  more »
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  • Really pretty! Impressive architecture and mission grounds.
  • 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 picturesque historical place.
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