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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone Number: +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 Dove of the Desert

This is a beautiful Mission with much history! A gem in the middle of the desert. Don't miss this beautiful mission. You will be amazed at the intricate details in the altar... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove a bit to get here and when we arrived the main chapel of the mission was being used for a wedding so we didn't get to explore it. This was compounded by the fact that the museum was closed due to the presence of bees (which were everywhere outside as well.) We recommend checking on accessibility before making... More 

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

This is a beautiful Mission with much history! A gem in the middle of the desert. Don't miss this beautiful mission. You will be amazed at the intricate details in the altar carvings and paintings that have been that restored.

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having seen missions in California, new Mexico and Texas, I rank this one as the most i8nsring one of all The renovations, while continuing, have3 gone beyond those pictured here. Native Americans have booths wherein they sell wares made by local artists at reasonable prices. The booths are set up in a parking area so they are unobtrusive.

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Paradise Island, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had heard about the Mission, so went there with a friend when we were in Tucson. It was a Sunday, and since the Church operates, there were services in session. There is not much to see other than the Mission, but you definitely will want to try the fried bread on your way out

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The mission is a must see. The view outside beautiful. Inside nothing short of amazing. Even my 6 year old grandson just wanted to sit and look at everything. The paintings, the carvings are superb. The museum part was closed due to bees, they had relocated the queen but the workers were still hanging around. The front alter in the... More 

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Lakeland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely 300 year old mission just off the highway about 10 miles south of Tucson, worth a quick trip to see it sitting out in the middle of the desert.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most interesting sites in the SW US. Must visit. Free! Parking adjacent. Native souvenirs and food.

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Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This oldest of missions south of Tucson. Local people were there, worshipping, selling jewelry. A local native north american man was singing, wonderfully, to the saint. Every one caressed the saint. The art was, for me, better than I hoped, wonderfully restored, beautiful. Fried bread on the way out, mesquite smoke, also very beautiful.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mission! Have seen most of the California missions and this tops them all! Incredible preservation.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A place with much history. It has been restored and the frescos are beautiful. A piece of history in the Sonoran desert!

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