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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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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Reviewed yesterday

I have heard this described as the "last gasp of Spanish Baroque" in the new world. No question about it, the building is a work of art filled with works of art constantly restored by local natives trained in Italy. The mission was built in...More

Thank carolyncg17
Reviewed yesterday

Wow! This church was completed in 1797 on what is Tohono O'odham Nation. It is around 10 minutes from the Tucson airport. This church is still in use. The parish office is located on site. They have a museum and gift shop. You purchase a...More

Thank Johnny T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very nice church in a nice area. I enjoyed my trip there, but it would not come first in my list of things to do.

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Tucson. It is a definite must see. All of the history and craftsmanship was amazing. We would definitely recommend it to everyone!

Thank Patty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

About 10 miles south of the city of Tucson, in the middle of nowhere, dry land and cacti, is Mission San Xavier. The mission is magnificent, it dazzles the visitor as soon as it appears at the end of the road One can visit the...More

1  Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Under construction but it's a very interesting place to visit. Has alot of history and original items. They also sell souvenirs and food outside. Nice and cool and they have mass at times.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old mission has lot's of history and is being beautifully restored. The museum has artifacts back to 1800 's. Nice gift shop and lots of parking for cars, trucks and RV's. Weekends are busy since this is a functioning church. Best time to visit...More

Thank judithw886
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a low key summer morning or winter afternoon, this lovely Spanish Mission was the first in the area offering Christian teachings to Native Americans by Spanish Missionaries ( please seek out your own reading on its history, a history major, I am not). The...More

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Mission San Xavier del Bac is a must see Tucson treasure. The "white dove in the desert" is beening lovingly restored by the local indigenous people, trained to do the work by Italian restoration experts. This is still an active church, where all are...More

Thank cpazzmore
Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured this church twice and was very impressed with the amount of detail I saw everywhere. There was some restoration taking place. The inside of the church is very beautiful and unlike any church I had been in before. It is definitely worth a...More

1  Thank Mark W
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April 18, 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Dress appropriate you are in a church. Weather is warm so you can wear shorts. Men Remove hats when entering buildings.
Maureen K
January 26, 2017|
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Response from y2jt18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
Maureen K
January 26, 2017|
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Response from 350marvin | Reviewed this property |
Reasonably. It is a church so that part is easy. Some of the grounds have gravel walkways. That's more difficult depending on ones infirmity.