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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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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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What a Tucson gem. The restoration is amazing. If you are visiting Tucson or live here, don't miss this amazing piece of history just south of the Old Pueblo.

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

If you like the history and architecture of Spanish mission churches this is very different from the California Missions. The church is more spacious and has more of a regional feel. The grounds are more desert than lush. You can get a drink and great Indian Fry Bread from the locals.

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

What a Tucson gem. The restoration is amazing. If you are visiting Tucson or live here, don't miss this amazing piece of history just south of the Old Pueblo.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely renovated church, walking into the mortuary chapel is like opening a pizza oven...the candles inside throw an enormous amount of heat. Not someplace I'd spend over an hour or so, but a great stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just visited the Mission in November, my photos all had the scaffolding on the exterior. We had some out of state visitors and this was on their must do list. We were pleasantly surprised to see the exterior renovations had been complete. We were able to take the tour with one of the volunteer docents ~ very worthwhile. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great piece of history. Very beautiful building, though under restoration. Rich religious background and ministry.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Serene place of worship. You can find more about the history, in the museum on the right side of the church. The gift shop has good selection of stuff and the prices are decent. We visited the church in the middle of the day and were too full to try the fried bread that the vendors were selling in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Oldest historical church in Tucson. A must see. Is presently being restored. The art is beautiful. A quick stop on the way to Tubac.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful mission. Some restoration. This is free, there are vendors parked around the parking lot. We spent maybe an hour there. Inside both the main church and a side one where you can light candles and say a prayer. Take the time to look around outside and climb to the top of the hill on right, there is a cross... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Most missions established in the 17th and 18th centuries have fallen into disrepair. This mission has been maintained, recently went through another renovation and is truly magnificent. Stepping into the church is stepping back in time. It's beautiful both inside and out. On many days members of the Tohono O'odham Nation are near the parking area serving up frybread. That's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in Southwest architecture and regional history this is a great place to visit. The Mission San Xavier is a 220+ year old Catholic church structure built to minister to the regional inhabitants that is still being used today for Mass and religious services. It is open to the public for viewing. Not only is the structure... More 

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