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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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An architectural and spiritual gem in the desert

On our drive to the mission, we ran into a monsoon. Sat in the mission parking lot deciding what to do and then the rain stopped, the sun came out and a beautiful rainbow appeared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

On our drive to the mission, we ran into a monsoon. Sat in the mission parking lot deciding what to do and then the rain stopped, the sun came out and a beautiful rainbow appeared over Grotto Hill. The timing was perfect. The visit was meant to be. The mission is beautiful -- inside and out. There are plenty of... More 

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Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A wonderful experience, You can see it mission for miles on the highway and it was wonderful to learn about it history. IT is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Arizona

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Regardless of one's religious affiliation, a trip to this Mission is a must when in the Tucson area. Built over 300 years ago (the web site has complete info and virtual tour), restoration is ongoing to maintain the glorious Baroque architecture and frescos, statues, and paintings. There is a small museum with artifacts. I go several times a year just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful structure both inside and out. There is a little prayer room off the side of the main building that is filled with candles and I found the "vibe" in this room to be incredibly tranquil. Best time for pictures is early in the morning and late in the day. If you are amazed with old churches... More 

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Indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were traveling south to Tubac from Tucson and wanted to stop here. You can see this Mission from the highway...it is almost exciting to see it from a distance. It stands alone and it's majestic! It's amazing to see inside. It's just filled with color. It is a place of reverence, and everyone can feel it...everyone... More 

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Sedona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

So I wasn't planning on stopping here but my husband said that we were so close that we needed to stop and see the "White Dove in the Desert". I don't go to chuch and my idea of spending a fun sunday isn't going to tour a church. Boy, was I wrong! This church is magical, beautiful and humbling. It... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I have been here so many times over a course of forty years. I NEVER TIRE of this spiritual mission. If you want to visit for the view or feel the spirit or just soak in the history, come and experience it. I am sure you will find something inspirational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must see! This place is an easy stop off of the main road. It is well kept and preserved. There is a gift shop as well as ramadas for local crafts. Bring your camera!! We also read the history of the site online which I think enhanced our experience :)... What a beautiful example of Mission architecture

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! We have been over a dozen times and still see new things each time we visit. Definitely recommend reading up about the design,carvings, murals, etc. before going to enhance your visit (for example, read about the cat and mouse on the outside entrance). Plan your visit to avoid crowds. Highly recommend trying one of the Indian Fry... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Worth to stop by. I got here 5 minutes before they closed it. I was able to get inside for a while but was not able to see what was in the gift shop for sell. Anyway the outside and the chapel look majestic in the rays of the setting sun. It is located within the Indian Reservation so... More 

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