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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Historic mission - partially restored
The mission is most impressive from the distance since it is largest structure in area. Restoration and repair seem to be ongoing. Worth a visit if you have time.
Nice if you are in Tucson..
Look, it was a nice church your if you are in tucson. We lived in California before we escaped the lefty loonies and liberal idiot taxes to move to no tax florida.. and this does not get near the...
You simply cannot visit Tucson and not visit the Mission! Easy to access and stunning views. We hiked up the small hill to enjoy the views of the valley as well. Highly recommend!