Mission San Xavier del Bac
Located in: Southside District
294-2624, off I-19 at exit 92. Free. 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Allow 2–3 hours.Established by Father Kino in 1732 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Anza expedition stopped on October 25, 1775 to mourn the only death on the expedition and to celebrate three marriages. The mission is noted for its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and colorful art adorning the interior.
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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...
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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...
The grounds are kept clean. The mission is worth photographing outside and inside. Adjacent to the Mission is the Grotto at Mission San Xavier del Bac at the top of a hill. You have to walk to the...