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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 3 days ago via mobile

The mission never disappoints. The outside setting is truly beautiful and the inside of the mission is truly a work of art.

Thank Erin R
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful place to see. If you can take a hike up the 13 stations of the cross please do. No regrets.

Thank Sam613996
Reviewed 4 days ago

When arriving search out the on site docent for a free tour, it's well worth it, only about 1/2 hour but full of great information about the Mission. Then take the time to stroll the Mission property, lots of history in this church established in...More

Thank WindyCityRipster
Reviewed 5 days ago

This active mission south of Tuscon was well-worth a visit - the art and architecture were interesting and very different. We were fascinated by the practice of putting clothing on the statues and also by the many statuettes that were brought as offerings. So different...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 6 days ago

interesting mission ,great place to see some history, they really put some effort to building their churches

Thank Roger M F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We go to the mission every few months to walk around and get some frybread. It is beautiful inside and quite well preserved, definitely worth a visit as it is not far from the city and easy to locate. Also, you can support some of...More

Thank T0mas17
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the can't-miss highlights of a visit to Tucson. It is the oldest still-active mission church in the US, and hence quite different from the California missions dating from about the sme period. Besides the mission church and the adjacent building, be...More

Thank donaldru
Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place to visit. Reflecting on its past is awe inspiring. The interior of the church is well worth seeing.

Thank M D
Reviewed 1 week ago

restoration came out great. We love to visit often. If you are really curious to see what it used to look like rent The Lone Ranger and the lost city of gold. The mission appears near the beginning of the movie.

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I always attempt to attend a Catholic Mass every week, including while we travel. Searching for a Saturday Vigil Mass, we stumbled upon Mission San Xaviar del Bac. My wife and I first visited the Mission shortly after we were married 27...More

Thank Flowerprof
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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 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.