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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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+1 520-294-2624
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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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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix

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I visited this mission two years ago when I was in the area and found it quite moving. Once again I am in the area and very much wanted to visit it again. Met some friends there... read more

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Manhattan, Kansas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited this mission two years ago when I was in the area and found it quite moving. Once again I am in the area and very much wanted to visit it again. Met some friends there and we all enjoyed it. Both times I have been moved by the sense of being in a holy place. Especially when I... More 

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Austin, TX, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allow about 1 1/2 hour to visit on your own. Beautiful church inside and out. good information and facilities. ne of Fr. Kino's first missions.

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Illinois
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are looking to visit a historical religious venue then this is a great place to check out. I am not much for religion anymore however, the catholic mass was very nice and I took my parents to attend (def. Catholic and needed to go to Church during their stay). All in all I thought it was a nice... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful restoration of still functioning original mission. Great place to pray or just to contemplate. Plus the BEST Indian bread you ever ate.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here a part of a group for a wonderful choral concert. although the mission is undergoing much needed renovation it still is worth a visit

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

Located about 10 miles south of Tucson, the historic Mission is filled with original statues, frescoes and altar displays. The building is an wonderful example of Spanish Architecture and very worth the time for a visit. Don't skip the fried bread from vendors located in front of the Mission.

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Sahuarita, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come a few times and always like to bring out of town guest. It is amazing piece of history. They have done a fantastic job restoring the mission. We also enjoy the local Indian tribe that sell food in the front. Delicious! I enjoy watching them make fresh fry bread right in front of you. Worth the trip... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Depending on your religious persuasion there is a definite feeling of old world catholicism but there is very little to be seen. Indeed it is an historic site with its secular beauty but otherwise not much to see or do. Interior of this old and well known white oasis is interesting as are the talks supplied on an hourly basis.... More 

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

This is a beautiful, historic example of Hispano-Moresque architecture and still an operating church. The inside has colorful painted walls. There is a gift shop, a plaza across the parking lot from the mission, and a path that one can take nearby that leads up to a shrine at a height where one can look down on the surrounding area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This mission church is quite the gem. Only about 20 minutes south of Tucson, it's a beautiful white exterior and a detailed example of Spanish art inside. Free tours are offered, and we started one. The docent was well-informed and friendly, but we were in a bit of a time crunch and couldn't stay for all of it.

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