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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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This was a brief stop on our way to Mt. Lemmon. Amazing because it was built so long ago and in these harsh conditions. The true beauty lay inside in the intricate artwork. The Mission is in the midst of a renovation which accounts for...More
Fun little stop. Museum was closed so we are anxious to go back. Loved the shop and also the little cafe on-site was good.
We enjoyed comparing the renovated tower to the non-renovated side (I think reno will start soon in the other side but...More
Really enjoyed this trip to Mission San Xavier! the restoration and maintenance is ongoing, but the last time I was here, they had parts of the church closed off due to big projects. The guided tours are very helpful, but we eventually peeled off the...More
Most people know about the series of California missions orchestrated by Father Junipero Serra in the name of the Catholic Church. What some may not be familiar with are the series of missions that are credited to Father Kino that stretch from Mexico to Arizona....More
The inside of this cathedral is nothing less than fabulous. There is a gift store attached with reasonable prices. Sometimes there are people selling items from open air booths in the parking lot. It is a short trip of interstate and worth the photographic opportunity.
Visiting Mission San Xavier del Bac is like traveling back in time for a glimpse of the life and times when this nation was first settled by Europeans. The mission was established in 1692 by Father Eusebio Kino and constructed between 1783-1797, the oldest European...More
Visited twice over the weekend. I was able to get very nice photos right before the sun set my first time there. Second time I went was on a Sunday afternoon. There were several vendirs selling fry bread. It was great! Visited the gift shop....More
We spent approximately one hour here, worth the stop. We did not do the guided tour.
As others have stated, worship services are still held here. Please be quiet and respectful.
Worth the time to stop and look around. The Mission is beautiful with an...More
Please just go there its so great. Watch the video of how the restoration started and where it's going too in the museum. Then walk around inside respectfully and enjoy. No special attire needed. It's jaw dropping... More
Please just go there its so great. Watch the video of how the restoration started and where it's going too in the museum. Then walk around inside respectfully and enjoy. No special attire needed. It's jaw dropping. Pictures are fine too. But, respect the Sunday services.