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.Once part of a chain of churches that stretched from northern Mexico to the western U.S. This brilliant white structure is considered the “Sistine Chapel of North America” for the intricate paintings on the walls and ceiling. It is still a Catholic parish serving the Tohono O’odham community for whom it was established in the late 1600s.
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Spiritual and Beautiful
Worth the drive to walk through this historic mission.... a place where you can take your time and reflect. Still a working mission and its history is amazing.
Mission is beautiful. Not a large mission, but lovely inside with wonderful carvings of figures. Doing some restoration in courtyard. Worthwhile watching the video
Love this place
All I can say is everybody living or just visitimg Tucson must visit. The history is unbelievable. The art on the walls and ceilings. You will be amazed.