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Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Address: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
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Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing...

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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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix

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A special place in the desert

This beautiful mission is being restored and both interior/exterior are wonderful to see. It is known as the "White Dove of the Desert" and you will see why - against the blue... read more

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St. Charles, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful mission is being restored and both interior/exterior are wonderful to see. It is known as the "White Dove of the Desert" and you will see why - against the blue Sonoran sky it is quite spectacular. The intricately designed interior gives a true feel of the old Spanish missions. There is a small chapel off to the left,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Built in the classical Spanish colonial style, the church is dedicated to Francis Xavier and is filled with statues and icons. The inside is beautiful and peaceful. The attached museum is informative and interesting.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful inside with alllot of history worth learnimg about. If you can do the guided tour try and do it to learn as much about the history.

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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live locally to this Mission and have never visited. My family from out of state wanted to go sightseeing in my area. I couldn't wait to take them to this magnificent church. There was a brief video explaining the history and sights we were about to see. After visiting the church and museum we decided to say for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautiful landmark building with a very rich history. A video chronically the painstaking restoration was a highlight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We truly enjoyed our visit to Mission San Xavier del Bac. A free 45 minute tour gives you a great deal of information on the history of the mission and the restoration. I would highly recommend this stop for adults and families with kids ( middle school and up)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is no exaggeration: this is one of the most beautiful buildings in America. Constantly under renovation, this building is brimming with sculptures and paintings done in the mission era, when Arizona was a part of Spain and then Mexico. The small museum presents some interesting highlights about the mission, still doing active work for the community in the area.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited this beautiful historical place many times. It is wonderful,spiritual and worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the old churches in Tucson located in an American Reservation area. I would recommend you to go early if you want to attend the mass. There are free tours which take you through the history of the church. There is also a video room where the video tour plays continously !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In a great state of preservation and still a working church, the mission is worth visiting to gain an appreciation of the early days of this part of Arizona.

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