Mission San Xavier del Bac
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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Here for 3 weeks and read about mission so took a day trip. Really enjoyed the mission. So much history here.
We went as a family to mass. It was very small inside and there is no AC, that being said it was packed full of history and amazing art work. It was a little hard to pay attention during mass due to...
An Active Church, A Historic Monument
Mission San Xavier del Bac became the Mission Headquarters when parishioners left Mission Tumacacori and has been in continuous use since around 1797. It is considered the oldest intact...