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 280 things to do in Tucson
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Beautiful and worth the drive!
Mission San Xavier del Bac is a beautifully restored (work in progress!) church located about 12 miles south of downtown Tucson just off of I 19. It is really worth the drive as this mission as been...
I've been here before, but this time I was able to talk my wife into taking a detour on our normal "migration" to our summer cottage. She was very happy that she agreed to go. She didn't take any...
If you like history as I do, you will like this mission. Very interesting.Try the Indian bread, very good.