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."
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This church was amazing. It is so rich in culture and history you can just feel it. The walls are exquisitely painted and the musuem and gift shop are awsome.
A very worthwhile visit and surprised at the size and tours available which was most informative. Walt did a great job. Great value candles in souvenir glasses too at 3 dollars.
Beautiful Historic Site
Beautiful historic building. Still an active church. Worth visiting but doesn’t take long, unless you want to stop and pray.