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Visit the Very First Mission!

Nestled in the center of town, the Mission de Nuestra Señora de Loreto is the oldest mission in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Must when you are in Loreto.

A beautiful, scenic 34 Kms drive from Loreto is this gem called San Xavier Mission. Beautiful... read more

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This beautiful building is the oldest mission in Baja.
Calle Salvatierra 14 | Centro, Loreto 23880, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

If if you aren't the "religious" type...it was a sight to see...they still had the xmas decorations up.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank luv2traveltheworld1
Reviewed 1 December 2018

This was very nice open all the time the museum was closed for renovations we wished we could have gone inside but nice

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cittaslow
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This a historic mission in the town square with 100 plus years of history. a must visit if you make it to town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FLJR
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Small but calm and cool and a great spiritual respite from vacation activities - this authentically rebuilt church is on the site of the original FIRST mission in the Californias. Museum adjacent.

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 26 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TPH_12
Reviewed 27 March 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LucianoLeon
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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