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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
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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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Colonial Spanish church

If you are planning a trip to Tubac, make sure to stop at the White Dove of the Desert. It is a classic example of the Spanish missionary style churches of three Southwest. Quite... read more

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are planning a trip to Tubac, make sure to stop at the White Dove of the Desert. It is a classic example of the Spanish missionary style churches of three Southwest. Quite beautiful.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This mission has its roots stretching back to the late 1600s, before Arizona was part of the United States. Absolutely magnificent church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This stunning Mission Church is an absolute must see if you are visiting Tucson. The artwork and architecture is gorgeous. We loved the mini museum as well as it explained the history in the area and is respectful of the vital role Aboriginals played in the Church's earlier days. The little gift shop is lovely as well. We also enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always advise our guests to visit the Mission. Take the docent led tour and watch the video. Best to go on a sunny day so you can enjoy the surroundings.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a ceremony going on so we saw beautiful Hispanic costumes. Because of the event didn't spend a lot of time in the cathedral as I would have liked. Very reasonable gift shop. Enjoyed the Museum and seeing the original foundation. Light a candle for loved ones. Candles are only $3.00. Very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is an amazing place. right now parts of it are under construction, but still worth seeing. very humbling. Take the tour if you can. very interesting information.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to the mission about 20 years ago for the first time. My visit yesterday was as good as the first time that I went in there. It's timeless and ageless, deeply loved by the community ....cherished by philanthropic Community too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The tour guide explained the history of this mission. It is supposed to be a premier example of a southwestern mission of this type.

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautifully maintained mission was built by and serves the Tohono O'odham Native American community just outside Tucson. The facility is well maintained and there are frequent docent led tours. My favorite stop was a casket w a statue of St Francis, festooned with tiny Milagros from faithful who seek heavenly intervention. There is also a small but interesting museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to the mission on the advice of a friend. So glad we listened. We opted to go on the tour rather than by ourselves, and so glad we did. Our guide was so knowlegable, pointing out all of the history and combining it with todays interests. A definite "do" if you're in the Tucson area!!!

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