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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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+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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White Oasis in the Desert

Unexpected step back in time. The solitude touches you. The simpleness reminds you that touching God can happen anywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unexpected step back in time. The solitude touches you. The simpleness reminds you that touching God can happen anywhere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon, many people but site was easily accessible. Outdoor food vendors offering home style cooking. Gift shop with great variety. Very historic, very relaxing visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed being here for Palm Sunday. It was standing room only and I am not Catholic but did enjoy anyway. The fry bread was a treat. Beautiful setting and church

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I try to stop and look at Missions anytime I'm traveling so I have seen quite a few. This is a working Mission that has an on-going restoration in progress. This is one of the larger Missions I have seen and has some of the very best artistic detail (you will be amazed) throughout the Mission.There is a short video... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the Mission has been undergoing renovations for well over five years, it is still a must see. It is like stepping back in time to when the conquistadors marched through. Simply beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely history given in free tours of the working mission. Architecture and exhibits are wonderful. Authentic food by local Indian tribe is delicious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful Church. Very interesting. Nice gift shop. We enjoyed the Indian Fry Bread Bean and Cheese Tacos! Delicious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been to the mission many many times and am in awe every time I visit the church and take friends to see it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous piece of architecture. One of the best examples of Spanish colonial architecture. Not too far from airport if you want to stop by to/from Tucson international airport. They still do catholic masses there but you can still visit. You can't take pictures during mass. They have a cute gift shop and a museum. MUST VISIT. Words can't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mission has a highly designed alter and original frescos. There are guided tours available at times, but most people just walk through on their own. It is still a working church and care should be taken not to disturb worshipers. There is grounds to also tour and int the area in front of the mission there are some booths... More 

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