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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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Amazing place and a nice contemplative stop

Magnificent mission was one of the first in the area as the missions spread northward into California. Absolutely lovely interior with ceiling murals, grottos, icons, etc. Kept in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Brookfield, CT
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Brookfield, CT
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Magnificent mission was one of the first in the area as the missions spread northward into California. Absolutely lovely interior with ceiling murals, grottos, icons, etc. Kept in very good condition despite high visitor traffic count and it's creation way back in 1783. worth the stop.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This mission was beautiful in its architecture . We took a docent led tour which really provided insight into the history of the building and all of its artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love the mission, for it's location, it's history, it's people. I never ever tire of going and taking dozens and dozens of photos! It's captivating!

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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is not a time consuming place to see. The docent guided tour is worthwhile as it fills in the history of the place. It is close to downtown and easy to get to. There is a gift shop with some interesting items.

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San Francisco
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This area is incredible. The walk around the Grotto is very peaceful and serene with a majesty. Candlelit shrines adorn the Grotto just steps away from the Mission. Inside the Mission are hundreds of candles. The Mission takes you away to a different world with its painted murals on the walls and ceiling. It's a place to get away from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were able to see the inside of the church briefly because they had scheduled a concert and reception in the museum, so the museum was closed. We were able to visit the chapel and light a candle. The gift shop was open.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Take the tour of this inspiring mission. This was one of the highlights of our vacation. Don't miss Mission San Xavier del Bac!

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Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I give this place a rating of 3 stars because I didn't love it. It's a nice historical building, and the outside is quite beautiful, and there is a lot of historical information to read and learn. However, this place will probably be more interesting to Catholics. There is a place to light candles, and a gift shop. The gift... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

One of the earliest mission churches in the Tucson area, this facility has been lovingly maintained and restored as necessary. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful mission we went to visit on good friday. The people here are very religious and it is a good place to meditate and reflect on your life. Its so beautiful in the middle of the desert standing like a white dove.

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