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San Xavier Plaza, Tucson

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • This is an active church being carefully restored to the original state. It sits out in the middle of the desert just outside of Tuscon. If you like old churches, it's a must see.  more »
  • Gorgeous church and native people selling delicious fry bread out front. Enjoyed watching them cook the bread  more »
  • The Plaza is a parking lot during most of the week. The weekends bring more of a festival air. The opposite side of the Church has a little shop and food mall.  more »
Google
  • Needs more shops and clean sidewalks, FoodCity has a good stock of produce and fresh poultry
  • “Wonderful to see!” Beautiful church, loved the history and getting to see it. I think it's really amazing that the church is still in use and I really enjoyed visiting it.
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