Find a Hotel

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Located in: Southside District


1950 W. San Xavier Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85746
United States

Phone: 520-294-2624

Fax: 520-294-3438

Visit Website


    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.

    • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
      Based on 2973 reviews
    • #5 of 287 things to do in Tucson
    • Show Reviews

    Love this Mission

    This is known as 'The Dove of the Desert' for its glowing white exterior that stands out from the surrounding. Lovely murals inside and always a quiet place to contemplate. On weekends or holidays...

    Read full review


    Seeing the craftsmanship of something this old puts a shame to modern architecture. It is an incredible and a site one must experience.

    Read full review


    Upon walking into this mission you are taken back into time. It is so beautiful and serene. Please walk in and sit down to take in the beauty.

    Read full review