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Museo de las Misiones de Baja California

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Address: 16, Juan Maria de Salvatierra | Centro, Loreto 23880, Mexico
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+52 613 135 0441
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A step back in time to Loreto - and the Baja's - past.

Good display of artifacts and paintings showing the people, their stories, their implements etc. I thought I would spend 10 minutes in there but it was almost an hour before I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
HIstorybuff42
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good display of artifacts and paintings showing the people, their stories, their implements etc. I thought I would spend 10 minutes in there but it was almost an hour before I came out. The Mision, built by the Jesuits, dates from 1697, when Loreto was the capital of the California. Incredible story.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Educational history of the area. In Spanish with English translation. Implements and historical significant people.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have reviewed this museum before and really like it - we were planning to take a group only to find it only opens in the mornings from 9 to 1 and may be closed certain days of the week. I tried three times with no luck. If you have the opportunity to come when they are open, it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

A small but informative museum located in the heart of Loreto, BCS. Lighting is a bit of an issue if I was gonna be picky, but I tend to believe funding is probably a bigger issue for them.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is sadly a very poor recounting of the founding of the Mission, quite typical of history recounted from a colonial perspective, but absolutely antiquated now! The indigenous population is portrayed as almost savage and worthy of Christian salvation. Desperately needs reviewing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We toured this museum and were impressed with the display which were both in English and Spanish. The history of the settlement of the missions and Baja are covered very well. It took about 20 minutes to walk through the museum which is located next to the mission.

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Summerville, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located next to the Mission, this museum can be fully seen in about a half-hour. You'll see examples of items used during the early settlement of Loreto, including a bell that had been lost off of a ship traveling across the ocean then later found. Also cooking utensils. Small admission charged-- no crowds. (Go early to avoid heat of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a greta little museum full of the history around th elocal indigenous people and the time of the missionaries. We really enjoyed the quick walkthrough and feel like the pesos go to the right place!

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Chigwell, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Some interesting things to see - from tooled leather saddles to a wine press. Definitely worth a visit.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This Museo has an amazing collection of early California artifacts and paintings. Located near main square, plenty of shopping and places to eat.

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