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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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  • Took our relatives visiting from SF here on a rainy day recently. The plaza itself was a bit sad, as many of the food vendors were shutting down for the day. But visiting the mission is a must. There'...  more »
  • Take your time here and be sure to read the history of this beautiful church. Better yet, take the tour, which is quite worthwhile. Doable in the heat, but it possible avoid the summer months. 
  • Great area with wonderful local food from the Indian tribe. Architecture was fabulous and exhibits informative. 
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