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San Xavier Plaza

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Address: Tucson, AZ
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This is a well kept up mission. It was just gorgeous. They are working on restoring parts of but it is still very beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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El Paso, Texas
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El Paso, Texas
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a well kept up mission. It was just gorgeous. They are working on restoring parts of but it is still very beautiful.

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Vail, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's always very windy out there, but worth it. Beautiful chapel, always being restored - the heat is hard on it.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The foundations for a church were started here by a Jesuit priest, Father Kino, in 1700. SAN Xavier was finished in 1797. It rises majestically above the desert floor, visible for miles, and is known as the White Dove of the Desert. Its history is worth learning about by attending the tour. I cannot adequately describe its beauty. Just go!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Spanish mission at Santa Barbara, Ca and this are my favorite missions and I have visited them all over the years. San Xavier is still a active church that projects an atmosphere of peace. It was built by the people and it reflects their history and beliefs. A visit to the mission is good for your soul. Even if... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An old mission still in use. No admission fee but a donation is welcome for upkeep. Very good architecture interestng history. Peaceful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The plaza in front of the mission was a large open space surrounded by native american vendors selling fry bread, tacos and crafts.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A clear day and the mission is a thing of beauty. Incredible. We walked through the grounds and there were native Americans frying flat bread in booths near the mission. A lot of fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by on our last day as we heard it was not to be missed. So glad we did - beautiful inside - wish we had more time to spend there. Next time will definitely go back.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic place located in an american reservation area. The people here are very friendly. The free tours are very informative and help enhance the experience. Around 2 hours should be more than enough to visit this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is one of the oldest in the area. One other was destroyed by the natives in the 1700's. This building is under constant maintenance, and the walls are covered with murals dating back to the early 1800's. When we visited, there were workers carefully repainting the murals in much the same way and with the historically accurate paints... More 

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