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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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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the best missions I have ever seen. The atmosphere inside was so spiritual. I enjoyed learning that every thing they placed on one side has either the exact same one the other side or a simulation of it.

Thank marsha7377
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To visit the mission is to step back in history and into a spiritual world. When we visited, there was a renovation team working to restore some of the minor woodwork and paint. It was good to see that the mission building is being preserved....More

Thank WmShakespeare
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very peaceful and a well known tourist attraction in the Tucson Area. The church is missing part but nothing takes away from its beauty.

Thank wavewit
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mission is quite a way out of town, seemingly in the middle of nowhere because it's on a reservation. It's truly beautiful. Also worth seeing are the shops run by Tohono O'Odham adjacent. I found tepary beans! And some really nice souvenirs.

Thank Ken A
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful building, and not too far off the main highway. Lots of great artifacts and history here. The place is definitely a find.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't miss this very old, lovely Mission. Great art and history. Take the free tour. You won't be sorry

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 5 days ago

San Xavier mission offers guided tours, although I didn't have time to take one of the tours. Built between 1783 and 1797 by Franciscan Friars, it has colorful murals inside and on the hill above it is a replica of the Lourdes grotto. The altar...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited our daughter in Tucson. She works at the university of AZ in the museum. She suggested we visit the Mission. It's so beautiful inside. We met some of the archivists working there because our daughter worked with them. You definitely...More

Thank RCGrill
Reviewed 6 days ago

The church appears to be in original condition -- actively used by worshippers. Gift shop has a section of locally produced goods.

Thank Susanne T
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was humbled to be able to visit the Mission. The architect and art are beautiful and amazing. At the mission ladies were cooking fresh Fry Bread and truly recommend the visit to anyone seeing a part of history.

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19 April 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
27 January 2017|
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Response from y2jt18 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
Maureen K
27 January 2017|
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Response from borderrat1 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the handicap access. But if you are staying on the southwest side of Tucson, it is such a short drive south that it is probably worth the trip to check it out even if it isn't HC accessible. Just being... More