Mission San Xavier del Bac
Located in: Southside District
Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. Active parish. Gift shop. arts, crafts shop. Cafe nearby. For the first time in its more than 230-year history, free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior, the richest and most ornate in the Southwest. For current schedule, please go to their website and click on "Docent Tours Info."
- #8 of 271 things to do in Tucson
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WE enjoyed a few hours here
A lovely mission set out in a dry dusty area south of Tucson. The docent was very informative, but on a cool day she kept us in the cold rooms out of the sun too long! I had to leave and go to the...
Quiet, Serene, Reverent, Incredibly Beautiful
The first view if the Mission from the highway was impressive and only the beginning! The Mission church is a true example of the inability of photos to fully capture beauty and spirit. As a...
A Feeling of Peace Here
You may visit the church or go to Mass there. You can go climb the mountain that has a cross on top. They have a beautiful Gift Shop too and the prices are very reasonable. There are people selling...