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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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  • Although it is a bit of a drive from Tucson it is a must see attraction. This historic building is full of history and amazing architecture! I would suggest reading the history of the mission and buil...  more »
  • Fantastic old mission church with history and character. Visit the side chapel as well. In the parking lot indulge in fresh cooked indian fry bread (with green cile my favorite) Short 20 minute drive ...  more »
  • What a nice respite. Calm serene place to reflect and admire the beautiful architecture. A quick stop straight from the airport. 
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