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San Xavier Plaza

Tucson, AZ
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Ranked #44 of 181 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Cortland, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Absolutely astounding! Beautiful with the most beautiful architecture. One must see this pristine white Mission against the blue sky and desert landscape to appreciate this amazing structure. The inside is just as amazing as the outside. The cool serenest of the interior is remarkable. This is truly a place of God. This is definitely a must if you are in... More

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Glendale, Az
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

First off, please be respectful. This is still a functioning church, not just a tourist attraction. The history and architecture will impress even the most jaded traveler. Even with the outstanding restoration of the original artwork there is still a strong feeling of antiquity.

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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was really lovely to see out in the edge of Tucson, impressive nice architecture, beautiful artwork on the insides of the church & chapel, some lovely quiet spots to sit and muse. All of the outside areas were very nicely decorated with unusual gardens & fenced in areas that call to meditation. A very nice walk about. Definately a... More

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Munich, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Joe has been out there for many years. His handcrafted jewelry is unique and precious as well. We were very happy to see him again at his place.

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Benson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I went with some friends to this Mission. The church building is very beautiful inside and out. We were there in March so the weather was pleasant. There are several gift shops on the property that have many hand made items for sale. I believe that most if not all of the hand made items are made by native Americans.... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I hit the wrong button. The Mission is beyond excellent. It is a must visit on a trip to Tucson. Take a free docent tour between 9am and noon every day but Sunday. Its a beautiful and fascinating place.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This Church is spectacular. We have seen many cathedrals and were amazed by the quality and craftsmanship of this church when it was made. The church closes down at 5pm sharp and if you want there is a hill/mini mountain next to the church that you can walk up that gives amazing views. There is also a rocky top that... More

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Tucson
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The San Xavier Mission is a sight to see. The church is very old and has a lot of statues and carvings.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I liked that no one was pressuring you to buy. The best part of the plaza was talking with Joe Begay, the silversmith (one of his many talents) about his acting career. He shared his photo album with us.

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Tucson
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Great place to bring family and friends for a Tucson Experience unlike anywhere else. Bring your camera, walking shoes, and don't forget to buy some fry bread.

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