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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Enjoyed very much. Worth seeing. Bought Indian art in gift store. Had an Indian taco when we left. Maybe 10 vendors selling homemade Indian fry bread outside mission. The best.! A must!
A Hidden Surprise
A beautiful mission. There is a guided tour as well as being an active church. There were Native Americans selling food in the parking area.
Visiting a 1790's Catholic Mission
Historic European style Architecture. The place is well kept and quite beautiful. Doing a self guided tour here isn't really conducive to understanding the importance of this structure and it's...