Visit the Viggé Biaundó Mission

Loreto , Baja California Sur

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Gregg M. Erickson

The Vigge Biaundo Mission roughly translates to “the high land” in the Cochimi language.

A MISSION IN THE DESERT


Enjoy a walk through the desert towards the mission founded by the Jesuit Father Francisco Maria Piccolo in 1699, who tirelessly walked the deserts and valleys of northern Mexico as part of his missionary work to evangelize the indigenous people.

From afar, the mission stands out against its arid surroundings. Its intricate stonework and architecture are a testimony to its rich history.

AN ARCHITECTURAL JEWEL


As you enter the atrium, climb the beautiful limestone staircase to enjoy the Baroque facade. Admire the ornamented window frames, the stunning arched doorways and the two greatly preserved bell towers from the late 18th  and early 19th Centuries.


You will notice the cool, fresh air throughout the main room, which is attributed to the domed ceilings. The religious objects, such as the altarpiece of carved wood and gold dedicated to San Francisco Javier and the magnificent oil paintings will leave you astonished.

LEARN ABOUT ITS HISTORY


Learn about the region’s history and local legends. Be fascinated by the stories of the missionaries and how its actual unique culture is attributed to the mixture of local and European traditions. 

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