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“An Oasis in the Desert”

Mission San Xavier del Bac
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$103.89*
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Tucson Day Tour
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$149.99*
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
Ranked #5 of 288 things to do in Tucson
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Owner description: 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.
Tucson
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An Oasis in the Desert”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I believe this the oldest european style building in Arizona. It was built in the late 1700's and is still an active church. The museum has wonderful artifacts about the history of the mission. The restoration has been done beautifully. I think one of the greatest things is the serenity and peace that one finds here.

Visited August 2012
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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A spiritual place”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

This is the highlight of Tucson for me. The setting is magnificent and the mission is clearly a spiritual place. Nice display of background, inner courtyard. A good place for quiet contemplation and to connect with Native heritage.

Visited October 2012
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Winnipeg, Canada
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39 reviews
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“Very serene”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Easy to find- very ornate sanctuary. Small museum provided a glimpse into the history behind the mission. Restoration work has been well done. Definitely worth the visit. Happy we went the extra distance to see this mission.

Visited October 2012
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Oracle
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Definitely should go.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a beautiful example of a mission. The history is very good and it definitely worth the stop.

Visited May 2012
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Ocean Gate, New Jersey
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“Worth seeing”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

The mission is worth seeing if you like to visit old churches, there was a tour of the church and you could also just wander around yourself

Visited October 2012
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