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."
- #5 of 288 things to do in Tucson
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Words cannot describe the serene beauty of this mission. Its history is amazing and its faithful followers are humbling. Truly a must stop and someday I hope to visit again. Breathtaking views of...
Beautifully restored building made more beautiful by the desert surroundings. Top spot to visit not far from Tucson AZ.
A special place to visit while in the Tucson area.
Visiting the Mission while in Tucson has become a regular part of all my visits there. The restoration is never ending,