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."
- #6 of 320 things to do in Tucson
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We spent approximately one hour here, worth the stop. We did not do the guided tour. As others have stated, worship services are still held here. Please be quiet and respectful. Worth the time...
“Historic and very intense in spiritual.””Close to casinos and hiking in Madera Canyon.””Patagonia lake and Parker Canyon lake.””Very beautiful country in Southern Arizona.”
An active church with incredible statues and paintings. One of the highlights of our trip to Tucson.