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San Xavier Roman Catholic Parish / Patronato San Xavier

Located in: Southside District


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

Phone: 520-294-2624


Fax: 520-294-3438

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294-2624, off I-19 at exit 92. Free. 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Allow 2–3 hours.Mission San Xavier del Bac is known as one of the finest examples of mission architecture in the country. Named “the White Dove of the Desert” for stark contrast between surrounding land and building. Interior is covered with recently restored intricate, handpainted frescos. South-facing exterior is usually best photographed in the late afternoon sun. The hill adjacent to the mission provides an interesting angle.

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Trip to Mission San Xavior

We arrived just after morning turmoil so as not to disturb any parishioners. The parking lot could use some TLC, but the building looks its age, being on sacred grown,the mission its self is very...

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Historic Mission

What a beautiful and historical Mission to visit! Lots of history. Beautiful inside and out. Make an effort to visit.

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Beautiful mission and worth the visit

Not far from downtown Tucson and worth the visit. The church is lovely and there are great guides to give a brief complimentary tour. There is a nice gift shop as well for souvenirs and religious...

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