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 wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon.
This is the parish church for the local Native Americans. The parish school is located next to the church. The mission itself has undergone an extensive renovation in the recent past. Docent lead...
Lots of history. Free guided tour if you are interested. Locals selling fry bread by the parking area. Very nice gift shop though they have increased the prices greatly since our last visit.
A must see!
I was so anxious to visit this place after seeing pictures and it definitely lived up to my expectations. It is absolutely gorgeous! So much history here. I would definitely recommend taking...