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San Xavier Plaza, Tucson

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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.

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  • Started in the 1600's and built in the 1700's makes this a unique structure still in active use. We witnessed a funeral and had a great tour of the church, explaining why the top right tower was not f...  read more »
  • So many Tohono O'Odham making fry bread, all good. Or have an Indian taco. The stating in front of the Mission cannot be beat and just beyond the square are several very good Native American craft sto...  read more »
  • The best Mission we have ever visited. Absolutely beautiful.. Extremely photographic. Still open as a Catholic Church. It is on an Indian Reservation just South of Tucson right off an Interstate. 
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