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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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Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing...

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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The most authentic mission church in Arizona

I am not from Tucson nor from Arizona, but we have visited this Mission Church many times, that it's like a member of our family, and it behooves that I give it a fine review... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mission Viejo, California
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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not from Tucson nor from Arizona, but we have visited this Mission Church many times, that it's like a member of our family, and it behooves that I give it a fine review. This is taken from the church's website so that I will not write an inaccurate history of the mission: The current church dates from the... More 

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abie, ne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time we have visited this Mission and even more beautiful this time. The architecture brings a sense of tranquility. While, at times, rather crowded with other pilgrims, one can still find time for quiet meditation, and it is certainly a place you don't want to miss.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful example of an old Spanish mission. Just south of Tucson on I-19. A peaceful setting that allows you to appreciate the beauty and spend a few delightful minutes in what might be an otherwise hectic day. Religious or not you should see this place and feel the spirit.

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We really loved this place - A little busy but amazing....Bought our daughters first rosary from the gift shop...Sad thing is the day after some vandals did some damage but I am sure its all cleaned up by now...A must see if you are a christian. Some pretty cool little food tables outside if your hungry...authentic Mexican foods

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I get shivers everytime I visit. No matter how crowded it may be, The serenity of the place instills a sense of peacefulness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a Tucson must- see. Take a tour and learn about the renovations and what's behind what you're seeing. Hidden meaning even in the paintings.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Mission on our way south from Tucson to Tubac and our visit was well worth the time. There are free tours of the Mission hourly on the half hour (9:30, 10:30, etc.) and the tour guides are knowledgeable and well-informed. San Xavier is rich in history - a must see!

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go at least once a year,love to just set and just take in the beauty . love the history of it. when you go on the weekends you also get a chance to eat some really good food. They also have a little shopping area where you can fine real native American items and meet some great people.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by only after going nearby for something else. We were glad we did. Very well preserved original mission. Staff was very helpful and friendly. They use smokeless candles made from soy we were told to help prevent the black soot. Walk around and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is very old and still a house of worship. It is one of the most photographed places in Tucson.

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