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Nestled in the center of town, the Mission de Nuestra Señora de Loreto is the oldest mission in the string of missions built along the west coast, about a day's walk from each other. This is a good example of how the missions are still...More
A beautiful, scenic 34 Kms drive from Loreto is this gem called San Xavier Mission. Beautiful location and is entirely self sustaining. A very impressive farm worth taking a tour of. The church itself is 300 years old and is remarkably well preserved. The best...More
The church is the center of the town of Loreto. Although very old, it has parts of it that are clearly renovated (versus restored). We went at the wrong time of year in my opinion because the church was still decorated for Christmas. It was...More
Visit the first of the California missions. The first of the string of missions that reach into present day Northern California. School kids in California all learn about the California Missions, but I do not recall hearing about the Mexico Missions that started it all....More
This is a very nice mission from all standards. It stands in an area where there are plenty of restaurants and plazas to explore and relax. It is typical of the Baja Missions. However, I would advise anybody who is staying in Loreto or the...More
Students of California history will appreciate that this is the very first of the Spanish Missions that now dot the coast of The Californias, from Baja to what is now Northern California in the US. This mission was established in 1697. It's quite simple. The...More