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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A must when in Tucson
A very ancient church which was built in 1783. The exterior is lovely and the interior is amazing with so much details. Very peaceful place...There is a museum and gift shop as well.
Wonderful docent tour for this beutifully restored mission church. Friendly staff and interesting history. Don't miss the gift shop.
Nice place to visit
This is worth the trip. It is very historic And has a lot of history worth seeing. The church is absolutely amazing