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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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+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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US$103.89*
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix

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Amazing piece of History

You don't need much time to take it all in but it is worth the easy trip off I-19 to stop by and see this amazing building. The artwork inside is not like anything I have ever... read more

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Brighton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You don't need much time to take it all in but it is worth the easy trip off I-19 to stop by and see this amazing building. The artwork inside is not like anything I have ever seen before. Even my two sons found it very interesting. When the locals are outside with their fry bread, it's a must to... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

To see this magnificent structure and surrounds, is to travel in your mind to Cordova or Lisbon. Unbelievable that the skills of this Order produced such magnificence in the middle of nowhere without modern tools and with limited resources. Spectacularly surprising and hard to turned your back on and drive away. I can't imagine what passed they the minds of... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By taking the tour you learn a lot of the history of this mission and people involved in the development. You also learn about the architecture and what the symbols mean. The guides are well informed and you can tell that they do this out of passion.

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Lemon Cove, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great architecture outside and in. And a good history lesson when AZ was part of New Spain. A short drive south of Tucson. Admission fee by donation. Nice gift shop. On Pima Indian Reservation.

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

If you are visiting the Tucson area, this Catholic mission church is a required stop. As you approach, you can see the white building sitting in the desert for miles. Originally built in the 1700's and renovated in the 1990's, the mission is beautiful. It still serves the surrounding Tohono O'odam peoples with daily and weekend masses. There is a... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Directly after arriving in Tucson, we headed to the mission. Enjoyed a quick lunch at the restaurant nearby. The mission is peaceful and lovely. The interior is surprisingly detailed. Definitely worth a stop.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got there in time for the free 1 hour tour with Sarah. She was a delight and gave us a lot of information about the church, the culture and Tucson's history in late 1700's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a hidden gem, that stands out against the blue sky, beautiful old Mission church to stop and see.... also if you are lucky there are vendors on the property cooking up some Indian Fry Bread for tacos and sweet treats for purchase!!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a photographer's dream. The mission church, completed in 1797, is currently being renovated and is simply beautiful. Well worth the time to travel the short 15 miles from downtown.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this mission two years ago when I was in the area and found it quite moving. Once again I am in the area and very much wanted to visit it again. Met some friends there and we all enjoyed it. Both times I have been moved by the sense of being in a holy place. Especially when I... More 

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