Mission San Xavier del Bac
Located in: Southside District
294-2624, off I-19 at exit 92. Free. 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Allow 2–3 hours.Mission San Xavier del Bac is known as one of the finest examples of mission architecture in the country. Named “the White Dove of the Desert” for stark contrast between surrounding land and building. Interior is covered with recently restored intricate, handpainted frescos. South-facing exterior is usually best photographed in the late afternoon sun. The hill adjacent to the mission provides an interesting angle.
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A wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon.
This is the parish church for the local Native Americans. The parish school is located next to the church. The mission itself has undergone an extensive renovation in the recent past. Docent lead...
Lots of history. Free guided tour if you are interested. Locals selling fry bread by the parking area. Very nice gift shop though they have increased the prices greatly since our last visit.
A must see!
I was so anxious to visit this place after seeing pictures and it definitely lived up to my expectations. It is absolutely gorgeous! So much history here. I would definitely recommend taking...