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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

I have been here four times, and always find myself moved to tears by the sheer beauty and the devotion of those who come here to pray and seek spiritual guidance.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

the san xavier del bac mission is a gem in the desert, taht you can see far before arriving. beautiful place that remind the trilogy of Sergio Leone western films . The building and the interior must be seen. Then you can climb the hill...More

Thank fm67upie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here last, but should have gone first. If we get to Tuscon again this is our first visit. The history and the beauty of area is sad because its lost, but beautiful to behold and thankful it has been preserved so well.

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The mission, and still active Catholic church, is an easy side trip when visiting Tucson and well worth a visit. The mission was established in 1692 and rebuilt between 1783-1787. Self guided and guided tours are possible, and both the interior and exterior/grounds are beautiful....More

Thank vkcgordon
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place must be seen if you are in the area. It dates from the late 17th century. The interior is beautifully decorated and it has recently undergone a major renovation which may still be going on. The little gift shop is worth a visit...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This church was amazing. It is so rich in culture and history you can just feel it. The walls are exquisitely painted and the musuem and gift shop are awsome.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very worthwhile visit and surprised at the size and tours available which was most informative. Walt did a great job. Great value candles in souvenir glasses too at 3 dollars.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful historic building. Still an active church. Worth visiting but doesn’t take long, unless you want to stop and pray.

Thank ISTDtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful mission south of Tucson and worth the effort to get there. Wonderful efforts to restore and maintain the property made it a great and educational day!

Thank noodleboy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved going here while visiting Tuscon,. The volunteers providing guided tours are really good and full of information and history.

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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 Jeofrey_BB | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I couldn’t answer that because I’m not from the area but you can check mass times in their website or you can call.
Linda H
28 April 2018|
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Response from BigdogAZ2014 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with check the web site. Sorry
Linda H
28 April 2018|
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Response from Sashi2 | Reviewed this property |
sorry to be seeing this question so late! We happened to have been there around Easter, and did see a mass being performed. Maybe around 2.
Martin A
5 February 2018|
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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