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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 178 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit. One of the last surviving missions, this place has had some great renovations done to it. Wear comfortable clothes as it is not air conditioned. Really cool little tent shops and vendors outside as well.

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Littleton, CO
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There's so much history in San Xavier Del Bac! It's a short distance from Tucson and well worth a stop to see how the local San Xavier people have painted the walls. One of my favorite places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have been to this mission many times, and always see something new. There are vendors, services, special events, and all sorts of tours that happen here, depending on the dates and times. As a writer for SeniorCitizenLocalWeb I review many southwestern attractions and this is one that is a 'do not miss' when visiting Tucson. To add to the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Unbelievable intricate details and beauty contained in such a small church. Recently restored to its former glory, it lets one appreciate the pride in workmanship of the old artisans. One of the oldest chapels in the west, I learn something new about this gem every time I visit. I recommend going on one of the guided tours, which will help... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are in Tucson, stop here. You will NOT be disappointed. Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, your visit here will bring you delight. You can see this beauty from the highway. When you pull up, you will be in awe at just how striking the architecture is. Even the fencing gives a sense of majesty. Do not miss the... More

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Though a short drive from the city, you feel like you stepped back in time when you visit this beautiful Mission in the middle of the dessert. The interior is amazing and contains many amazing works of art. Spotted a cute squirrel in the cactus garden.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

A nice bit of culture. This beautiful mission is a great place to spend a few quiet moments appreciating the ways of the old people that lived here.

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fairhope
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The heat outside was oppressive, but once you walk inside you forget your problems. It has paintings, carvings, and sculptures- some deterioration, but it does not detract from its beauty. Also has a nice gift shop.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Always visit the White Dove. I go there to "charge batteries", spiritually and physically speaking as I would never leave the place without having a Red Chili Popover

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I was speechless when I saw this magnificent building. Entering the church I was mesmerized. The detail that was spent on all the carvings.....amazing! Just stunning! Hard to believe this building was built back in the 1700 s and still standing. Walking through the museum and learning about the history and seeing all the photos from back in the 1700... More

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