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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I've wanted to see this place for a long time now and finally went . Myself with two children . Easy to get to , large parking lot , and beautiful breathe taking church . Restrooms open to the public...
Ornate and impressive
The mission is very ornate and impressive. While impressive, it doesn't match the ones in California for panache.
Historic. Definitely worth a couple of hours to visit. Did not take the tour, but what I heard of it seemed interesting.