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Just the drive there makes it worth it!

Highly recommended for people who like history! You will be amazed to see what the Jesuits along... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helene C
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Church is beautiful with so much history. Not so much to do in a very small town, but it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Xochitl L
San Luis, Arizona
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“olive tree” (51 reviews)
Loreto, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Highly recommended for people who like history! You will be amazed to see what the Jesuits along with the natives were able to build in the middle of nowhere in the 18th century, in what must have been a very hostile environment. The drive to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Church is beautiful with so much history. Not so much to do in a very small town, but it is beautiful.

Thank Xochitl L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the winding road and just take it easy -- 99% of it is paved beautifully; where erosion and repairs are taking place, the workers return greetings and a wave as you pass. The reward for the steep climb and sharp corners is the understated...More

1  Thank PaulSellsSF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the very first mission of all those in California. The staff were great at telling us the history, even though we didn't speak much Spanish and they didn't speak any English. Nice place to visit.

Thank Lizthetraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old bldg interesting to walk around and see some history. I was hoping for more information but the only sign we saw was a plaque outside the mission.

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you decide to visit this mission make sure your driver is somebody comfortable with Windee mountain roads. It's not a difficult drive but it's pretty Windee and Steve in some places. Plus you'll meet the occasional goat horse or cow on the road. The...More

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After years of needing a rugged vehicle to get here, in recent years it's become possible to drive up into the mountains from Loreto in about 45 minutes to see this old, original, unadorned mission and its nearby olive grove and updated remnants of original...More

Thank Todd B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved visiting this mission - once we got there. While we were told it was a long drive, it was longer than we expected. Nothing much along the drive (no food, drinks or gas) but once you get there its really quite charming. Beautiful setting....More

1  Thank 1963amyh
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The mission was beautiful but the road up their was long and winding. Not much up their. It was nice to look at.

Thank chilcout
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We toured the Mission it was very beautiful with art work and statues, we did not Do a guided tour but it was worth the time to walk thru it.

Thank Bruce C
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1 June 2017|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
I never saw anyone drunk there, only reverent pilgrims visiting truly religious ancient site. Like an oasis in the midst of no-where. There are no restrooms on way there as you are traveling on secondary road thru wilderness!
5 October 2016|
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Response from lov2travel51 | Reviewed this property |
I did not hike this area. It was about an hour drive from bottom to top.
29 March 2016|
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Response from BajaAlley | Reviewed this property |
As a Loreto resident, when we need to book a tour for family or friends, we use Taxi #18. His name is Oscar and he has a van suitable for 7 people. Oscar is very knowledgeable and will take you to San Javier, Lopes Mateo... More