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Mission San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web
Founded in the 17th century, Mission San Xavier Del Bac was part of a chain of Spanish missions in the Sonora Desert. The mission was taken away from its Jesuit founders in the 18th century and turned over to the Franciscans. The Moorish design of the white building makes for an elegant landmark against the desert background. It's often referred to as the white dove of the desert. The exterior complements the meticulously crafted interior altar. No records exist with the names of the designers or builders, but local people believe that most of the work fell to the Native Americans who worked for the friars. Before you head to Tucson, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tucson vacation route planner, to make sure you see all that Tucson has to offer, including Mission San Xavier Del Bac.
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  • Beautiful together monastic who made time travel and rethink to the Spanish conquest of America. More beautiful inside and outside. Beautiful garden next to the small chapel that is stifling so much there are candles and candles inside.
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  • If you are coming to Tucson for a visit this is a "must see". Gorgeous, very peaceful inside. Great place to reflect on your spirituality if you've not been the best at that lately. Enjoyed the walk a...  read more »
  • It's the only mission catering exclusively to Natives. It's run down. There is no admission fee. The church relies heavily on candle sales. On Sunday fried bread and other foods (small variety) are so...  read more »
  • Beautiful! The architecture and scenery is stunning. Just takes about an hour to look through. Well worth the trip. Rich with history and style.
  • This was an amazing day at the san Xavier del bac
  • Peaceful and reverent. Loved the burrowing wild squirrels in the gardens. Local foods available from Native Americans in the parking lot. Worth checking out when you are in the area.
  • Awesome holy place to visit. Attended Sunday Mass & then enjoyed excellent home made a Fry Bread Indian Taco with the works on it, beans, lettuce tomato & cheese. Yum!!! Gift shop is very quaint & the staff so very friendly.
  • The church and the grounds were beautiful, and the church itself is well maintained. The staff were extremely friendly and the short guided tour we went on was very informative. Well worth your time if you're in the Tucson area.
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