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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • 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

Our visit was on Christmas Day! The Museum was closed, tour guides were not available (are they usually?) and we really didn't see the Church as tourists because we attended Mass. If I hadn't been there years ago I would have been terribly disappointed.

Thank midwest52016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s quite pretty and well-kept. It definitely captures the history of the area. Without doing the tour, we spent 30-40 minutes here just poking around. Kids must be quiet in the church as it’s an active place of worship.

Thank SeesTheWorld5
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very ancient church which was built in 1783. The exterior is lovely and the interior is amazing with so much details. Very peaceful place...There is a museum and gift shop as well.

Thank Jenan2000
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful docent tour for this beutifully restored mission church. Friendly staff and interesting history. Don't miss the gift shop.

Thank Nurse001_13
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is worth the trip. It is very historic And has a lot of history worth seeing. The church is absolutely amazing

Thank Esther C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the church at dusk on Dec 23, 2017. The exterior and interior of the Church had extensive carvings and paintings and tilework. It had scalloped handmade pews inside the church and was strung with glittery old fashioned Christmas garland inside. It was FABULOUS....More

Thank Marina62013
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was not a typical visit to a church. They provided a free tour guide and got a lot more info then the basics. She throughly enjoyed her job.(volunteer) Enjoyed the 2 hours we spent there.

Thank bcorio
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife loves visiting Spanish missions (she has seen all but two of those in California), so we could not pass this by. It has been remodeled fairly recently in historic terms, so its attraction was its location on its site (very dramatic perch on...More

Thank Rolliecole
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this historic and beautiful site. Well preserved and maintained old mission. So peaceful and lovely.

Thank sandopdx
Reviewed 6 days ago

Exquisite National Historical landmark! Referred to as the "White Dove of the Desert"! During the holiday period, several additional masses were available. Authenticity breathes throughout this beautiful mission. When in Tucson--this is a MUST SEE attraction.

Thank alan a
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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