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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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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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+1 520-294-2624
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"bread"
in 327 reviews
"white dove of the desert"
in 208 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 124 reviews
"active church"
in 77 reviews
"indian reservation"
in 70 reviews
"old church"
in 58 reviews
"light a candle"
in 45 reviews
"working church"
in 40 reviews
"restoration work"
in 36 reviews
"father kino"
in 52 reviews
"gift shop"
in 249 reviews
"native americans"
in 87 reviews
"free tour"
in 53 reviews
"parking lot"
in 176 reviews
"piece of history"
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"interesting history"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This historical Catholic mission is located on the Tohono O’odham Indian reservation. It’s definitely a must see every time we visit Tucson. It’s beautiful and peaceful. If you wish to light a candle you can purchase one at the gift store. We love the delicious...More

Thank 792aliciaf
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Heard so many good things about the Mission and the beauty of the Mission. Took a trip to visit the Mission and was not at all disappointed. It showed the beauty of the architecture and how it has been cared for throughout the years.. I...More

Thank VJC1958
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a nice little church. Not very big but was nice to see. There is also a gift shop. Its free to get in to

Thank shirley M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Glad Trip Advisor has this on their top 10 list or we may have missed this honest gem in the desert. I’ve visited many missions through the US and Mexico this is now my favorite. There is no over the top gold filigree, no ginormous...More

Thank Candace L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful restored mission showing life in the early history of the southwest. Learn about the contributions of the Franciscan monks to the development of the area. Very peaceful area that brings a sense of tranquility that is amazing. While not a religious person I was...More

Thank Ward409
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Every time we visit this simple Spanish mission outside Tucson, I thank our predecessors for preserving the church and thus keeping our history alive. The artwork inside has been preserved beautifully. We were once fortunate to be present for a Christmas service, a treasured memory....More

Thank birdsnfish
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I come here to find peace, a candle to light for the love ones I have lost but want to honor. The gift shop is one you don't want to miss. Please makes this a spot for you and yours.

Thank wishes1970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission San Xavier was a great experience. It is beautiful with a lot of details in workmanship. It was very calming when we walked into the main church. Well worth the trip out to see it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst visiting friends in Arizona we decided to visit the mission as my friends had not been. It wasn't what we were expecting at all. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The interior was amazing. The little food stands in the car park were a...More

Thank Eugenie P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when you are in Tucson. It is beautiful and seeing the pristine white building from the highway is so awesome.

Thank Mary E
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Agree with check the web site. Sorry
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Response from Bob Y | Reviewed this property |
Please just go there its so great. Watch the video of how the restoration started and where it's going too in the museum. Then walk around inside respectfully and enjoy. No special attire needed. It's jaw dropping... More
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