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Mission San Xavier del Bac

1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
520-294-2624
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Ranked #5 of 176 attractions in Tucson
Type: Missions, Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Owner description: Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing a wonderful example of Spanish colonial architecture, is beautiful inside... more » 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. « less
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a unique place that should not be missed by anyone visiting Tucson. It is both truly beautiful and of great historical interest.

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place scared the crap out of me! So creepy, take your ghost hunting equipment. I won't/ can't go back, just made me want to run but the fry bread outside was awesome.

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Tucson, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Take in a mass or tour the museum and grounds. Lots of photo ops. Don't miss the Fry bread sellers outside!

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TUCSON
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The mission is historic to Tucson and well worth the drive out to see it. It closes at 5 pm, so come earlier and enjoy the fry bread at nearby stall!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

San Xavier del Bac has been fully renovated during the last 10 years and it is filled with the history of this area and the Mission system that gave rest to travelers and allowed the poor and weary to take respite on their journeys. You will need about 2 hours to let it "soak in" and to see it all.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This mission should be on the TOP of your "things to see" when you visit Tucson!It has been beautifully restored .Gift and craft shops are worth a "look-see" and try the indian fry bread! This is a wonderful place for camera buffs!

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I visit the church at least once a month, it is the most beautiful and peaceful. Even with lots of tourists, once you go inside,, it's just so cool. Try the fry read, and visit the shops across the parking lot.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, and spiritual, an amazing place. Even if you're not religious you feel the power of this place! By all means take plenty of photo's, but most of what the mission has to offer cannot be captured in a photo!

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Tucson
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a late 17th Century Mission Church with a magnificent "illustrated" interior and a relic of St. Xavier. A $4M restoration is now complete and is incomparable. It's located in the Tohono O'Odham Indian Reservation, as serves both as a church with regular services, and a church school for the tribal youngsters. It's easily accessible south of Tucson. Lawrence... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you love classic architecture and history , this is the place. It is one of the most overwhelmingly beautiful Catholic Churches I have seen outside of Mexico. A jewel in the dessert. The bookstore and sales have some valuable information regarding the Church's history and they also sell Native American basketry. Outside there are vendors selling Native American foods.... More

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