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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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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful building with a wonderful and fascinating ambiance inside. You can attend a mass service here, light a candle, or just meditate inside. We attended on Christmas Day between services so it was busy but not packed and the gift shop was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice Mission. Had a fun time visiting. Best of all, food by local vendors, fry bread of all kinds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Xavier is a favorite place for Tucsonans and visitors alike. Set on the outskirts of town, it offers a glimpse of late-18th century architecture as you stroll around the grounds. The inside of the mission is both gaudy and beautiful. While it hasn't been...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tcarlsonjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places that you should visit if you are in Tucson. Very educational for kids. The free tour was too crowded and we cannot hear the guide. So we just went our own way.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 824ritac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Find the time to enjoy a liturgy. Even better, find when the community are serving fry bread and vendors are available, adds to the beauty, culture and presence of this special place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grover4Dinner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect way to spend an hour or so seeing a part of our nation's history. Free parking.This is near a reservation Native Americans sell their goods Worth stopping by 15 minutes outside of downtown Tucson.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank G3760GOrichardm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

the renovations underway are impressive. If you have the opportunity and want to learn a bit of history of the mission, tours are provided throughout the day. Be sure and stop by one of the many booths outside for fry bread( just regular powdered sugar...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leahaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoy visiting the missions along the west and this one was one of the prettiest I have seen with a serenity garden, a highly decorative catholic church, a very nice gift shop, and an unaffiliated Grotto Hill where you can get a 365...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marlisam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mission San Xavier is the oldest European structure still standing in Arizona—over 200 years old. Many of the original murals and statuary are still on display. Mass is celebrated daily and is open to the public. The interior of the church is well preserved and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TigerMO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you come to Tucson, a visit to the elaborate shrine is a must-do. You do. It need a lot of time here, but it should not be missed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from marlisam | Reviewed this property |
No. Donations accepted.
20 January 2019|
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Response from Johnson43172 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are every hour in front of the church