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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 #6 of 178 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great historic and cultural experience. Have taken groups of high school students there - fun to have them engage with the different cultural icons there and what that means for people's worldviews.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

There you'll see what was the religious place in the old Mexico, before USA get it from. This is the oldest mission of the western part of USA. Great place to see and great place to rest.

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Harvard
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 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.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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.

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TUCSON
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Built in 1700s, still in use today! Lots of original artwork and furnishings. The mission provides great free tours.

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Silver City, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A good place to visit if in Tucson. Nice mixture of cultures. Just south of the city. Hot in summer. The day my wife and I were there a wooden Saint (possibly San Xavier himself). His nose was well polished from lucky rubs.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I travelled off of my planned path to see this Mission. It was OK. It is worn down. Currently it is undergoing renovation(August '14) but even taking that into account it needs a lot of work done. The history is amazing and interesting, but the sights aren't that great. If you are out there around it take a look, but... More

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