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Mission San Xavier del Bac
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US$103.89*
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Tucson Day Tour
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US$149.99*
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
Ranked #5 of 288 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: 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.
Harvard
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“Make it a part of your day...”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

If you love churches, history, and architecture. Even if you're not religious or spiritual, the story is worth it enough.

This was the first stop of many on our four week road trip. And worth every 100*+ minutes we stayed there.

There are no words to describe the quiet and stillness of the church. Even though people are going going about their business there is a sense of calm that hangs in the air and shuts out everything else. It's hot in there, so you may have to seek the gift shop to find shelter from the heat - they welcome it.

The museum is informative and you can take the used glass candle holders home with you. I love that they up-cycle them in such a way that it becomes memorabilia for someone else.

Be sure to climb the hill behind the property as well. There are hidden gems hidden all around with prayers and candles for so many.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Historic cultural site”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This location shows the blending of the Spanish cultural invasion with the rich heritage of the local people. It has a sense of place that stands out from the surrounding countryside.

Visited July 2014
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Greenville, North Carolina
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“Gorgeous!!!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

A little hard for the handicap person but a very reverend place and felt completely at peace in the chapel. LOVELY

Visited August 2014
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Worth the Visit”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Even as a fifth generation Arizonian I never miss a chance to visit this special and unique place. Every visitor that comes I take them here to see this important part of the history of the area. Most find it one of the best experiences of their visit to the area. In the summer be careful of the heat.

Visited August 2014
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TUCSON
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“A must see!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

A beautiful church with lots of history. Free tours. The gift show has a lot to offer and the prices are reasonable. Go across the way to the shops are well. I also go there to sketch and relax since I live in Tucson.

Visited February 2014
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