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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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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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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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“fry bread” (288 reviews)
“beautiful church” (118 reviews)
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Reviewed today

I once was there on a Sunday morning. It was almost eerie to hear the liturgy of mass emanating from this structure much as it must have sounded hundreds of years ago. A beautiful piece of history still relevent and meaningful to its current parishioners...More

Thank Howard J
Reviewed yesterday

Restored interior art is very representative of Southwestern historic artwork. Spanish and Native influences.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived just in time for a tour led by Sarah. So informative and entertaining! The building itself is beyond beautiful. The temperature had dropped below freezing the night before which made for a great photo of the fountain. I recommend for history lovers, those...More

Thank Deanna L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The history, the architecture can’t be understated. I’m not a religious person and was completely moved. Will be visiting again.

Thank 909Meeko
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to visit in Tucson. It stands tall south of the city. Self guided tour is easy. Great gift shop. Amazing restoration is continually being done. Be sure to have some fry bread...sweet or taco toppings! Made in the little food...More

Thank Diane C
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped here while touring in Tuscon. It is a very old church that is quite interesting inside. They have guided tours available if you want to learn more about it. We only spent about a half hour here but it was worth the stop.

Thank Karen N
Reviewed yesterday

Went to Mass on January 14. Would have loved to got there for a tour, but not offered on Sunday and schedule did not allow. What a beautiful site. Missed trying e fry brae, local friend at home siad should have done it!

Thank Bob J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband, mother-in-law, 2 month old daughter, and I took a trip here while staying in Phoenix. The drive was super easy and well worth it. The mission sits outside the city in the middle of the desert. We were fascinated by how well maintained...More

Thank laf00
Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful Mission with lots of history. The outside has been refurbished and the inside is spectacular. Walk all arounf the gourds and read about the history of the Mission. You can see it from the highway, and it should be on your...More

Thank sharonmX4977RT
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Always enjoyable to visit the mission, and experience it all over again. The draw this time was the Indian (Native American) Fry Breads. We had both the savory, red pepper meats and sweet with the powdered sugar, cinnamon and honey. All was yummy!

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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