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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 July 2005

The Mission San Xavier del Bac proves well worth the trip, whether for historic, sightseeing, or religious purposes. A short drive north of Tubac and Tucumcacori, or a short drive south of Tucson will bring you to this must-see historic place. As you approach exit...More

31  Thank Azilla
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 April 2008

Do not drive off the paved road to park in the dirt road to take pictures of the San Xavier del Bac Indian cemetery or you may be accosted by mean, unfriendly, Indian security guards driving up in a big truck who will harass you...More

18  Thank Exspreso
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The mission, and still active Catholic church, is an easy side trip when visiting Tucson and well worth a visit. The mission was established in 1692 and rebuilt between 1783-1787. Self guided and guided tours are possible, and both the interior and exterior/grounds are beautiful....More

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Reviewed yesterday

This place must be seen if you are in the area. It dates from the late 17th century. The interior is beautifully decorated and it has recently undergone a major renovation which may still be going on. The little gift shop is worth a visit...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church was amazing. It is so rich in culture and history you can just feel it. The walls are exquisitely painted and the musuem and gift shop are awsome.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very worthwhile visit and surprised at the size and tours available which was most informative. Walt did a great job. Great value candles in souvenir glasses too at 3 dollars.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful historic building. Still an active church. Worth visiting but doesn’t take long, unless you want to stop and pray.

Thank ISTDtraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful mission south of Tucson and worth the effort to get there. Wonderful efforts to restore and maintain the property made it a great and educational day!

Thank noodleboy1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved going here while visiting Tuscon,. The volunteers providing guided tours are really good and full of information and history.

Thank WholeLottaTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago

Returning from Nogales en route on Hwy 19 to Tucson, the beauty of the Mission as it stands west of Tucson, is like a mirage in the middle of the desert. I can't help but stop by the Mission for an hour or so. Everything...More

Thank Britt B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go an hour before sunset for optimum lighting and photos. Wander inside and enjoy this well-preserved, beautiful space.

Thank meganjanebursey
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful and photogenic old church/mission - white set against deep blue skies. Fantastic can't-miss-this-one kind of place to visit whenever you are in Tucson.

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debrad945
12 November 2018|
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Response from katynad2018 | Reviewed this property |
Try Misson San Xavier site, maybe there you can find the answer
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debrad945
12 November 2018|
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Response from Jeofrey_BB | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I couldn’t answer that because I’m not from the area but you can check mass times in their website or you can call.
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Linda H
28 April 2018|
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Response from BigdogAZ2014 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with check the web site. Sorry
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