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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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Chico, CA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This rustic mission contrasts well with the glittering cathedrals and basilicas of Europe. There is something real and fundamental about this place that really doesn't seem to exist in the classical European churches. This is a real church for real people built and carved with gritty devotion. A wonderful place to sit, reflect, and study the decoration.

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Redford, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the history and beauty. Amazed at the age and preservation. Gift store filled with lots of interesting things without being overpriced. Donations were gladly given by many.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a last minute visit but worth it. Being able to visit on Good Friday was special. There wasn't an admission fee and we were allowed to visit for as long as we wanted. The museum and gift shop were closed because of Good Friday, but it didn't take away from the experience!

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Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to visit. We witnessed the setting up for Easter Sunday mass. The architecture is stunning and the people who were in the chapel were very reverent. A wonderful experience, even if the wind was blowing very hard!

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Tucson
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Nice place to visit and almost everyone who comes to visit us in Tucson. Old Mission that has been and continues to be restored. There is also some little shops and people selling Fried Breads.

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York, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church that stands proud in the desert. I loved wandering through the inside and the gardens. At lunchtime, there were locals out front selling delicious Fry Bread, too. Took a quick walk up Grotto Hill (next to the Mission, not owned by the Mission) for beautiful views.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

so now about the pima air and space museum. must include the boneyard tour and the titan missle museum when you visit tucson.

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The mission is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Tucson. The artwork is extraordinary -- and how it has lasted all these years. The surroundings are perfect for a little reflection on life and meditation in peace and beauty.

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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

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

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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