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 282 things to do in Tucson
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Jewel of the desert
This is a must see for people who are interested in the history of the southwest. It is easy to find as you can see it from I-19 going to Nogales. Parts of the mission are closed off for repairs...
A wonderful place to visit. Try to take the guided tour. When we first arrived we did the self guided tour. As we were heading out we noticed a guided tour being offered. We decided to stay and check...
Historic mission, be sure to take a tour
This is an active church so be respectful if a service is in progress. The restoration work looks great. Take a tour to learn the mission's history - well worth it. Often there are fry bread...