Mission San Xavier del Bac
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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Astounding buildings, amazing how much heat the votive candles create
Lovely renovated church, walking into the mortuary chapel is like opening a pizza oven...the candles inside throw an enormous amount of heat. Not someplace I'd spend over an hour or so, but a great...
Exterior Renovations Complete
We just visited the Mission in November, my photos all had the scaffolding on the exterior. We had some out of state visitors and this was on their must do list. We were pleasantly surprised to see...
A great piece of history. Very beautiful building, though under restoration. Rich religious background and ministry.