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. 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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  • Because we live her in Loreto we always bring visitors to the Mission San Javier. Not only is the church a beautiful old building, but the grounds around the church are very interesting. The old reser...  more »
  • The ride is a little long but well worth it to see this effort making 300-year-old men with great faith made it.
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  • I love old churches/cathedrals/temples of any kind, so this place was right up my alley! The people were friendly, there is so much history here to see, beautifully kept up, drive up has another littl...  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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