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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This breathtaking Spanish colonial mission was built in the late 1600s and still serves as a house of worship for locals and visitors alike. Gorgeous rococo interior and exterior are awe-inspiring...
No matter what your religious background, this is a special place...
As a born and raised Tucsonan, I have cherished coming to San Xavier for as long as I can remember. It is a gorgeous southwestern staple, an oasis. I have brought many friends and family members here...
A Real Joke
If you have seen one old Mission you have see them all and this place is no exception, we were sent here at the recommendation of the people who work the desk at the Air Force lodging, and after a...