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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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After seeing the great cathedrals this is still one of my favorite churches. Little but has so much soul and history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Eustis, Florida
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Eustis, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

After seeing the great cathedrals this is still one of my favorite churches. Little but has so much soul and history.

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Redmond, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our stop here. It's a beautiful old church that continues to be restored. Hans was a very knowledgeable docent. We joined his tour part way through, then started the beginning of his next tour to hear the portion that we missed. The artwork inside is incredible considering that the church was built in the 1700's in the desert.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful. Was the northern most mission at the time of it's construction. The restoration in almost complete. Well worth the stop. Excellent docent guided tours if you want more details than are provided in the basic literature.

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Barrie, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A beautiful, peaceful place to go and see some of the original architecture of Mexico and Arizona. Very well maintained.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very old mission and in places it shows it, although they are in the process of refurbishing. It is taking quite some time because they do not want to compromise the integrity of the original architecture. If in the area it is a must see. Lot of history on those grounds.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was a sight to see. Free guided tours, beautiful grounds and the Mission was unbelievably beautiful. A must see if in the area and easy to find.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Take time to visit this historic mission, very well maintained. A piece of history! Only about 20 minutes from downtown Tucson.

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South Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The building is a beautiful example of a mission from the 1700. The artwork is very well preserved. Outside the landscaping is consistent with a desert environment. Nice facility to see

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We were here many years ago and it was covered with scaffolding. Nice to see it finished. It looks wonderful.

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Surrey, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful artwork and construction that really had an unfortunately short heyday. Some of the tourguides were better than others.

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