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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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Beautiful and worth the drive!

Mission San Xavier del Bac is a beautifully restored (work in progress!) church located about 12 miles south of downtown Tucson just off of I 19. It is really worth the drive as... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mission San Xavier del Bac is a beautifully restored (work in progress!) church located about 12 miles south of downtown Tucson just off of I 19. It is really worth the drive as this mission as been around since the late 1600's and is located on an Indian reservation. There is a wonderful PBS video shown outside the museum in... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been here before, but this time I was able to talk my wife into taking a detour on our normal "migration" to our summer cottage. She was very happy that she agreed to go. She didn't take any pictures inside. When I asked why, she said: "Pictures would not do this justice."

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like history as I do, you will like this mission. Very interesting.Try the Indian bread, very good.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mission San Javier del Bac, know by locals as the "Dove of the Desert," is a wonderful old Spanish Mission south of Tucson, The chapel interior is lovely, and there are docents who will give you good information and help you understand the role the mission played, and continues to play, in the lives of local people. We have taken... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were amazed with the preservation/restoration efforts put into this mission church. A great piece of southwestern history. If you have the opportunity to attend a Sunday mass there do so.

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Dennis Port, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a little time while we were visiting Tucson, so we went to the mission. So glad we did, it is beautiful inside and out!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, whether you're spiritual or not. Good history of Spanish missionaries as well as the Indians. Well worth a stop.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The church is beautiful and worth the time to see. I only went into the church. I understand that there is also a museum which was not open when I was there. I would like to see the museum.

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Clarkston, Michigan
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My husband and I took out of town guests to the Mission a few weeks ago. We arrived around 3:30 pm and upon walking into the church, discovered their was a wedding in progress! At first we felt a little uncomfortable, walking in on the ceremony. But there were other visitors there as well, and no one told us that... More 

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We were already in the area so decided to stop by on Easter Sunday. Mass was in process so we could not enter or photograph the inside. Beautiful Spanish architecture from the outside. Navajo Indians have stalls next to the mission were they make authentic fry bread. Try it! It's delicious.

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