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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
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Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing...

Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing a wonderful example of Spanish colonial architecture, is beautiful inside and out, with colorful frescoes, sculptures and carvings.

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US$ 103.89*
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix

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Go for Mass, Stay for the Tailgating

Even though I have plenty of experience with Catholic Mass, I had never witnessed the phenomenon of tailgating Church. Native families from the surrounding reservation set up food... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though I have plenty of experience with Catholic Mass, I had never witnessed the phenomenon of tailgating Church. Native families from the surrounding reservation set up food stands in front of the Mission offering a variety of snacks and drinks. It is a fun atmosphere. Mass is also not typical. It is preached in three languages and much of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went on Sunday around 4:45 pm and it was near closing time, so I was able to park really close to the mission. It was an amazing structure and with many beautiful and detailed interior of Jesus , and all the saints. There was another hill with a cross about 1000 feet from the church which you can walk... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of our go to places to take out of town visitors to give the a taste of Tucson. Lots of things to see even if you've but here dozens of times. Never a bad time to visit whether a mass is going on or not. This is a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful old mission church to tour an really get the flavor what Tucson is about. Such preserved beauty, A quick day trip right outside of town and well worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seeing this magnificent structure from a distance rising up out of the brown desert is pretty impressive. It is very white and very impressive. The free tour is interesting and well presented although very hard to hear at times. The restoration work that has been done and continues to be done is amazing. A great look back at an interesting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were two tours offered when we visited the church but we missed them. I recomment that visitors take advantage of the tours. My husband got some very nice photos of the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by here on a whim and were amazed by the preservation taking place here. They were holding a mass while we visited. The detail inside is amazing. This was a good introduction to the history of the area.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a pretty mission, with nice people. But it is truly in the middle of nowhere. It's probably best for adults (we had a teen and a nine year old).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are planning a trip to Tubac, make sure to stop at the White Dove of the Desert. It is a classic example of the Spanish missionary style churches of three Southwest. Quite beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This mission has its roots stretching back to the late 1600s, before Arizona was part of the United States. Absolutely magnificent church.

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