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Mission San Xavier del Bac

1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (126 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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"bread"
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"white dove of the desert"
in 209 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 126 reviews
"active church"
in 78 reviews
"indian reservation"
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"old church"
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"light a candle"
in 46 reviews
"working church"
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"restoration work"
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"gift shop"
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"native americans"
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"free tour"
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"parking lot"
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"piece of history"
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"interesting history"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed yesterday

This Mission is very ornate, but very beautiful and peaceful. Well worth a detour. Plenty of parking, and some gift shops nearby.

Thank SwindonMoomin
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This site is a beautiful mission in the middle of nowhere. The parish is alive and well, serving the local reservation community. The buildings have a rich history full of surprises. Capable docents give a one-hour tour for a donation!

Thank Debra B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wander around yourself, or join the tour which is run every half hour. Either is free with optional donations supporting continuous renovations. Our tour guide was fairly entertaining. Since it's still an active mission/church, there are times when it is closed to the public -...More

Thank ctc10s
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We planned a quick stop and stayed over an hour. The church is beautiful! The staff at the museum and gift shop very knowledgeable. We bought freshly made Indian Fry bread ( made to order) from a local on the grounds. It was our second...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We keep coming back to this special oasis, food for the body and blessings for the soul. The gift shop is extraordinary, the food court is amazing, and the church itself reflects the craftsmanship of a long lost era.

Thank Akos K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this mission. The tour guide was entertaining, knowledgeable and not long-winded!

Thank BeaS265
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Always enjoy visiting a place like this as have a great interest in American history. Great guide who was very knowledgeable.

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this attraction on a Sunday. The Spanish Catholicmission was founded in 1692. The church is the church of Francis Xavier. The church still celebrates Mass. The altar is magnificant. The interior is small but celebrates the life of St. Xavier. Entrance is free...More

Thank Julie G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was inspired by this lovely and spiritual place. I would definitely recommend to anyone with an interest in Colonial architecture and Spiritual pursuits.

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took some out of town guests out for a visit but when we got there much of the place was closed for renovation. The church and gift shop were open but it seemed as though the history was missing. No one was there to guide...More

Thank Jojoaz83
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Linda H
April 28, 2018|
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Response from BigdogAZ2014 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with check the web site. Sorry
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Martin A
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Bob Y | Reviewed this property |
Please just go there its so great. Watch the video of how the restoration started and where it's going too in the museum. Then walk around inside respectfully and enjoy. No special attire needed. It's jaw dropping... More
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