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Mission San Xavier del Bac

1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Too bad you can only see the church. Nothing else is accessible. Was really disappointed. The whole mission is lively though.

Thank Badiha
Reviewed 2 days ago

The renovation of the church continues and they are doing an excellent job. It is an active Catholic church and regularly has services. The frescoes inside the church are amazing, especially when you realize they were painted on the church walls and not on canvas....More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a treat to revisit this mission, my fourth time here. I first saw it before the renovation and, while the ‘bones’ were palpable then in this active church, it clearly needed a great deal of loving attention if it was to survive well into...More

Thank tilliomet
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Kino mission on the Tohono O'odham reservation, which has been undergoing renovations, was built between 1783-97.It continues to be an active church, and you can take a guided tour Monday -Saturday from 9:30-12:30. About a 2 hours ride from Phoenix, it is worth the...More

Thank Jefferson H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been there before, but nice place to visit when in Tucson. We have missions in California, but not as nice as this one.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Prettier than many of the missions in Texas. This historic place, built around the 1750's or so, is really beautiful and a Tucson treasure. A must see for the Tucson Tourist.

Thank CMPTexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take one of the tours, they're extremely informative. The lovely lady at the gift shop was a wealth of information. Amazing restoration taking place and the results are jaw-dropping! Felt like I was transported to a very special spiritual place. Don't miss it!

Thank cookiejorge .
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restoration of the church. Other parts still being restored. Moving story behind this mission which is a functioning church and school on the reservation. The church has a stunning altar and side altars with beautiful wood carvings. There is a good tour, great...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place you must visit if you are in Tuscan.Great architecture in the middle of the desert.There is something magical in this sacred place.

Thank basik60
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the time and visit this historical landmark. If you arrive at 6:30am mass is said weekdays. Absolutely a must while in Tucson.

Thank jmweb1026
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19 April 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Dress appropriate you are in a church. Weather is warm so you can wear shorts. Men Remove hats when entering buildings.
Maureen K
27 January 2017|
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Response from y2jt18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
Maureen K
27 January 2017|
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Response from borderrat1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the handicap access. But if you are staying on the southwest side of Tucson, it is such a short drive south that it is probably worth the trip to check it out even if it isn't HC accessible. Just being... More