By arriving in the area they baptized as Loreto and got familiarized with the native people who founded the first Mission that is now known as "Cabeza y Madre de todas las Misiones de la Alta y Baja California". From then they would took great strength and began the colonization of the lower and Upper California. Loreto is the first fertile settlement for them.
Loreto, being the most important city on the peninsula, served as capital for 131 years until 1828. In 1948, with the signing of the Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty and the loss of Upper California, Baja California was reorganized.
Places to visit in the city
Locations near Loreto to go and visit