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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.
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Reviewed yesterday

The saga of the Spanish treatment of native peoples is not so great, but some of the things they left behind are still beautiful. Misión San Xavier was founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. The present mission church was built in 1783 by native...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bobbear43
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So much history, art, religion, beauty, tales and heart in one place. This mission is a must see if you're in the Tucson area. Read about it first or take a docent guided tour to get the full experience. Sanctuary is open daily until 5...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lorraine2200
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting history and story about the mission. The restoration is ongoing and well worth visiting. Docents are very knowledgeable and conducted a nice 45-minute tour/presentation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carl P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited San Xavier del Bac several times. Its a beautiful example of historic mission architecture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank geoworld
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful mission standing tall in the AZ sunshine. There is a free tour which we didn't have time for but enjoyed our walk around.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nyceone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is only 10 miles from Tucson and worth the drive. We had a very informative tour and a watched a video on the mission's restoration. Church was simple but beautiful. Great place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is like an oasis in the desert. Driving towards the place you see very little but once you enter the car park and see the mission in all its glory, it is well worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Mission is a fully restored Mission and is a must see in the Tucson area. It has a great gift shop also. Here is a great extra treat. Since the Mission is on the Indian reservation there are 5 or six Native American Families...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank D416JNkarlh
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful mission from the olden days of the West. This is located on reservation land and lots of great native food for sale in the stalls outside in the parking lot. We didn't get to do the tour (small kids), but would recommend it. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank trimess
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the privilege of attending an evening Mass here and we are very sorry we didn't plan to arrive at least an hour early so we could visit the grounds and gift shop to learn more about the history of this beautiful church.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rosalee E
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11 November 2018|
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Response from katynad2018 | Reviewed this property |
Try Misson San Xavier site, maybe there you can find the answer
11 November 2018|
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Response from 792aliciaf | Reviewed this property |
You can call Mission San Xavier Del Bac Parish Office at (520) 294-2624 for Christmas Mass Celebrations information.
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28 April 2018|
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Response from BigdogAZ2014 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with check the web site. Sorry