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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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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
+1 520-294-2624
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The mission is beautiful and very historic. Take time to watch the video playing about the restoration. It was so insightful that we needed to return to the church and look at everything again. Visited many years ago and the work they have done is...More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Words cannot describe the serene beauty of this mission. Its history is amazing and its faithful followers are humbling. Truly a must stop and someday I hope to visit again. Breathtaking views of the desert as well.

Thank Linda I
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully restored building made more beautiful by the desert surroundings. Top spot to visit not far from Tucson AZ.

Thank baruchschuller
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visiting the Mission while in Tucson has become a regular part of all my visits there. The restoration is never ending,

Thank Timothy B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is so beautiful. It really takes you back in history and tells somewhat of a story. I would definitely go again and bring others who have never been.

Thank SeafoodyGal
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have heard this described as the "last gasp of Spanish Baroque" in the new world. No question about it, the building is a work of art filled with works of art constantly restored by local natives trained in Italy. The mission was built in...More

Thank carolyncg17
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow! This church was completed in 1797 on what is Tohono O'odham Nation. It is around 10 minutes from the Tucson airport. This church is still in use. The parish office is located on site. They have a museum and gift shop. You purchase a...More

Thank Johnny T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice church in a nice area. I enjoyed my trip there, but it would not come first in my list of things to do.

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Tucson. It is a definite must see. All of the history and craftsmanship was amazing. We would definitely recommend it to everyone!

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

About 10 miles south of the city of Tucson, in the middle of nowhere, dry land and cacti, is Mission San Xavier. The mission is magnificent, it dazzles the visitor as soon as it appears at the end of the road One can visit the...More

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18 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
26 January 2017|
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Response from y2jt18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
Maureen K
26 January 2017|
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Response from 350marvin | Reviewed this property |
Reasonably. It is a church so that part is easy. Some of the grounds have gravel walkways. That's more difficult depending on ones infirmity.