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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Saw picture of this before we went to Tucson, and wanted to see it. Very spiritual sitting inside the church.
Beautiful in early morning or late afternoon
Stunning old mission that is still active in south Tucson. Morning light would be best for photographers, however, late afternoon is also impressive.
You have to go here to see it. Bring cash and buy a candle to light. It's just off the 10 and definitely worth the stop. They do hold active services here so plan accordingly.