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 301 things to do in Tucson
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Very nice, but it IS a church
The inside, outside, and grounds are beautiful, as are the chapels. But don't be rude as so many of the visitors were when I was there, this IS an active church, please be respectful when you go in...
A really beautiful old mission
We've visited many missions in NM, AZ and CA, and this is our favorite by far. It is so beautifully preserved and restored, and it makes a beautiful picture in the middle of the desert. It has a...
Don't miss it!
San Xavier is a gorgeous thing to see and visit. Whether or not you are religious you won't be disappointed by these beautiful mission buildings. Should be at the top of any photographer's list of...