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San Xavier Plaza, Tucson

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A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797.

The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where visitors can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space.

The church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners.

To read more go to http://www.sanxaviermission.org/
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  • One of my favorite Tucson experiences. I am sure to return someday. We did not take the guided tour but even walking around by ourselves was a terrific experience. Inside the church was, to me, simply...  more »
  • What a great find. We had gone to Tubac and discovered this beautiful old cathedral along the way. For a church which has been in active use for over three hundred years it was in remarkable condition...  more »
  • this is a must see for history buffs. It is a beautiful older church which has a lot of charm and authenticity. It is located off the highway on the road to Mexico. Easy access from the highway, worth...  more »
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