We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
520-294-2624
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 176 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

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
Write a Review

1,078 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    745
    275
    49
    7
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A large and beautiful SW Mission style functioning Catholic Church worth a visit by everyone. Built just before the turn of the century and expanded over the years it is filled with beautiful art. A small museum tells the story of the church and is very interesting.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Roswell
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nicely-maintained, clean bathroom. Gift shop was closed which was disappointing (although the sign said it should have been opened). The mission is very photogenic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Church with great history. There's a guided tour or you can walk through it on your own. I would've loved to hear the guided tour but we were pressed for time that day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crete, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

a beautiful historical place to visit in SE Arizona. Don't forget your camera !! And the friend bread is a "must": !!!!!!!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

beautiful old mission where you will have much fun taking photos and viewing the old mission in wonderful condition.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glendale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting the area. They have tours every hour at times, and the people are very sweet. It is beautiful - inside and out.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atascadero, California
Top Contributor
226 reviews 226 reviews
80 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A true Gem of the southwest. Having visited missions all over the south west, I must say that San Xavier is Very Well maintained, and protected. The exterior is quite impressive and the sales of fried bread in the parking lot by locals is at your own risk. The church and the interior have been so well protected to give... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

San Xavier del Bac is a gorgeous mission church just south of Tucson. It is perpetually in the restoration process, but they are doing a pretty good job of it. The chapel is wonderful, spend some time looking around and soaking it in. (Don't worry, by the way, it is a wood carving, not a mummy, so do not get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

One of Tucson's must see landmarks. We were there early morning before it got hot. Just a few minutes drive south of Tucson.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This mission is beautiful inside and out. Visited during the summer and the day was hot, but not unbearable. The chapel is not air conditioned, so beware. The gift shop is and it was so refreshing! Some local native Americans were selling fried bread on the barren, dusty grounds in front of the mission and, oh my, it was so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mission San Xavier del Bac also viewed

 

Been to Mission San Xavier del Bac? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mission San Xavier del Bac, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing