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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone Number: 520-294-2624
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Description: Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church...
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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Very moving experience in an old colorful and still active mission.

Outstanding. The colors inside the church, the condition of the buildings and of course the church/mission itself tells it all. Just a few miles south on I-19 from Tucson--on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Outstanding. The colors inside the church, the condition of the buildings and of course the church/mission itself tells it all. Just a few miles south on I-19 from Tucson--on the right side. "Next door" to the mission is an active open-pit copper mine--they also have tours and are worth it for a small fee. But it's about the mission and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Restoration currently underway but this is a must see! The Main Chapel is and has some very beautiful art! Very good Film explaining it's History

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Gainesville, Virginia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

South of Tucson on the way to Green Valley, the mission was an easy stop along the way. Still an active parish, the mission is well preserved and interesting.

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

if you're visiting Tucson area then this is a must to see.....the mission is still an active Catholic Church ......seeing what they did to build this mission and the workmanship is incredible...it's referred to as the "White Dove in the Desert".....it is located about 30-45 minutes So of Tucson off of I-19.....take the time it will be very inspirational for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This beautiful historic church will give you a glimpse back to 18th century Spanish colonial mission life. Lots of loving restoration. It is just a short drive from the city and definitely worth a visit

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

To last for 300 years and look this good requires constant repair. Be sure to drop a little something in the donation box.

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Tempe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the most beautifully restored of the Spanish missions from the late 18th century. Earlier that the California missions, Arizona's were establish by Padre Kino, though the building was started after his death. If you can, follow a tour guide for an hour who will provide enough detail to enrich your experience. Allow two hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Although the church is currently in restoration stage you are still able to visit and enjoy a mass service on Sundays. This church is a National Historical landmark and would you believe it also endured an earthquake and was struck by lightening!

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The white building can be seen for miles as you approach. I've been here a few times over the years and was fortunate to get a Christmas eve performance with the boys chorus without any scaffolding and reconstruction going on. You can learn about some interesting history here. Just be forewarned that there is a lot of reconstruction at this... More 

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Antigo, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We happened to be at the Mission while constructions was going on, but were still able to see almost everything we wanted to. It was hard to hear the docent while we were in the church because there were other groups in there. I would recommend partaking of the yummy "Indian Tacos" being sold in the parking lot area. Check... More 

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