San Xavier Roman Catholic Parish / Patronato San Xavier
Acclaimed as finest example of mission architecture in U.S., southwest of Tucson on Tohono O'odham Reservation. Active parish. Gift shop. arts, crafts shop. Cafe nearby. For the first time in its more than 230-year history, free guided tours are now available. The 45-minute tours are led by specially trained, volunteer docents, who explain the Mission's history and its lavishly decorated interior, the richest and most ornate in the Southwest. For current schedule, please go to their website and click on "Docent Tours Info."
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Well worth the time. The building is stunning, the grounds beautiful. The docents are knowledgeable so its worth joining a tour; you learn about the interesting history of its construction and...
You cannot miss this place. Incredible place to see and visit. Long and amazing history. Still in use as a church in the diocese.
This mission is very beautiful despite the repairs. There is a little tour you can take. There is a little prayer chapel next to it, a shop as well. Many people hike up the small mountain next to it...