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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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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Can not say enough good things

Everything about this church is fabulous. From the building to the church staff. Great place to take someone who is from out of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything about this church is fabulous. From the building to the church staff. Great place to take someone who is from out of town.

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Bryson, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Mission is beautiful and peaceful. The restoration is fantastic. Very easy to find, and the shrine on the hill beside it is worth the short walk!

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For my birthday, I asked my husband to accompany me to the mission. What we experienced far exceeded my expectations. The history, the culture, the architecture, the art, and the building materials are so unique to this site. We spent several hours taking it all in. We followed the visit with a small meal and a large water at the... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Truly enjoyed our stop at Mission San Xavier del Bac, "The white dove of the desert", it was our second time in 20 years. In this span of time, the parking facilities have been improved, a nice gift shop added, the overall grounds revamped and beautifully landscaped with native plants, and the interior frescoes and prominent statuary cleaned and restored... More 

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is just beautiful. It is under construction at the moment so we were unable to see some of the inside of the mission, but it was still very beautiful none the less. The tour guide was nice but we couldn't hear anything she said. You must be quiet as some are there worshiping during the tours, so she... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are around and have nothing else to do, so you can say you have been there. The outside is nicer than the inside. The most interesting part was the native americans selling indian bread and other items on the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're looking for something free to do in Tucson you must go and see this. The outside simply beautiful and the renovations are coming along so well. And if you think the outside is beautiful the inside will leave you speechless. The courtyards very nice. Make sure to look for the hidden details

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great faithful place. You can feel the spiritual precedes had a wonderful time with family and friends. Really a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whether you are catholic, christian, agnostic, jewish or just have a curiosity about an old mission, don't miss this. It's a few miles outside of Tucson and a must see. Not many structure from the 1600's are still standing in this part of the world. The fresco's were still visible with some semi professional restoration. They make their money on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This breathtaking Spanish colonial mission was built in the late 1600s and still serves as a house of worship for locals and visitors alike. Gorgeous rococo interior and exterior are awe-inspiring, while the grounds, courtyard and nearby grotto are tranquil and spiritual places in their own right. Contrary to what an earlier reviewer claimed, the Indian fry-bread vendors are way... More 

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