San Francisco Javier Mission

San Francisco Javier Mission

Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico has one of the best preserved jewels of the Jesuit missionaries in Baja California Sur, only 34 km. Northwest of Loreto, is the mission of San Francisco Javier mission, founded in the year 1699 by Father Francisco Maria Piccolo in a farming village, in the middle of an oasis hidden between the imposing “Sierra de la Giganta” located throughout the municipality of Loreto.

Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico and its natives of this place called the site “Vigge Biaundo” which means “High land dominated by a valley” where the natives of the Cochimi ethnic group sheltered the visit of the Jesuits who a few days later returned to perform the construction of a chapel, which was completed in the year of 1757 by Father Miguel del Barco.
Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It has a great history in this place, in the Mission of San Francisco Javier the Jesuit missionaries built dams and canals for irrigation; They planted cereals, planted fruit trees and vines, made one of the first wines of the peninsula of California, they also introduced livestock, communal farming, their trades and built their houses, a hospital and schools.

San Francisco Javier Mission, Loreto, Baja California Sur

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Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It has this jewel, the Mission of San Francisco Javier and it was the second mission that these Jesuit missionaries established throughout the Baja California Sur Peninsula and it is one of the best conserved and in optimal conditions, conserving its original construction, the first mission was ” Our Lady of Concho in Loreto “. Currently in the Mission of San Francisco Javier still organize recreational events, communion and marriage unions preserving their religious customs and native tradition. Loreto, Baja California Sur is amazing and in your visit to San Javier you can take a tour through this beautiful mission and visit its back gardens where you can find at the end of them an imposing Olive Tree that is over 300 years old. age, as well as the historical tombs that lie on the right side of this mission where the natives of this place were buried between 1900 and 1910, by agreements agreed between the parents, custodians and native people of San Javier.

San Javier Olive Tree

Foto: Richard Jackson / http://www.soulcatchingimages.com

Loreto, Baja California Sur has a wealth in this place and nowadays in San Javier the population enjoys the benefit of its tourists, offering different services for the comfort of it, here in San Javier you can enjoy an excellent breakfast after talking with The custodians of this place, who will tell you the story of this beautiful Mission, is a trip of approximately 1 hour that you can not miss when you are in the lands of Loreto in Baja California Sur.

San Javier Mission

Foto: Richard Jackson / http://www.soulcatchingimages.com

SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER MISSION LOCATION

Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. To the Northwest of the municipality of Loreto, the exit is realized from the center of the city, taking to the left the exit to the highway and towards the south to 1.80 km to take the highway towards San Francisco Javier.

 

 

SAN FRANCICO JAVIER MISSION RECOMMENDATIONS:

• Take security measures prior to the visit.
• Respect the site and its natural resources.
• Avoid Pollution of this beautiful Place.
• Report to the authorities any type of damage that this area presents.

WHAT SHOULD YOU TAKE TO SAN FRANCISCO JAVIER MISSION?

Water.
Camera (optional).
Insect repellent.

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