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Mision de Nuestra Senora de Loreto

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A small community church providing an insight into the life of the catholic community of Loreto... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
KPYMALIBU
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Malibu, California
Beautiful historic mission

This is in the heart of Loreto and has a very interesting history. Take the time to read about it... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
Fairbanks_AKCamper
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Fairbanks, AK
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Loreto 23880, Mexico
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

A small community church providing an insight into the life of the catholic community of Loreto. The mission purports to be the first on the Camino Real trail. It has been rebuilt following an earthquake but in the style of the original. Worth seeing.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

This is in the heart of Loreto and has a very interesting history. Take the time to read about it. This was the first mission in the area and is very old.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

The padre's presence in Baja cannot be ignored. This mission, among others, is a massive example of the impact of the Spaniard's arrival on the Baja peninsula. To see the extent of the native's forced labor and involvement is unfathomable. The mission is a testimony...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

As per Mexican custom, this beautiful structure does not have fanfare or crowds or embellishment; the architectural details suffice, the grand scale interiors providing an understated elegance. Regrettably, I didn't have the opportunity to attend a mass here, but perhaps you may. Enjoy an outdoor...More

2  Thank PaulSellsSF
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

Established in 1697 Loreto is not only the first permanent settlement in the Baja, but home to the First Mision in the Californias. Essentially in continuous operation since 1697, the Mision continues with weekly services tho this day. Many local cultural events take place n...More

1  Thank Alfred G
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

This place is a small church with beautiful architecture! A must see if you are interested on how the California Region started...

1  Thank Antonio R
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

All around the town square, it stands out. There is a museum, tourist office and of course the church with multilingual services.

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

There are two attractions to see at the Mission. There is the Mission Church itself and also the attached museum. The church is a well preserved example of an early (1697) California Mission well worth a 15-20 minute visit. However you feel about the purpose...More

2  Thank Fairgraders
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

Great finding out about the origins of Loreto. I was particularly interested having been educated by Jesuits.

Thank Jill W
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful Mission and setting in Loreto. The inside is very simple and quite beautiful. Huge beams and wood adorn the ceiling and the outside is highlighted by beautiful tall palms.

Thank IndySig
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rubia814
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Response from Anita T | Reviewed this property |
You sound like you have a wonderful family history and I wish you all the best in finding out more information. As far as I know the museum only contained a collection of religious art, weapons and tools from the 17th and... More
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