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."
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Great history, architecture is stunning. Right out of the pages of history of movies, fiction westerns. This mission rivals those in California.
Poised on the edge of a reservation, south of Tucson. This historical mission church is a memorable visit. It’s an in use mission church and school. People from the reservation serve Indian fry...
We attended the Sunday 11am service and found the church to be beautiful both from a distance and inside. Good to get there early as we were surprised how popular this mass was. Good parking.