San Xavier Roman Catholic Parish / Patronato San Xavier
Located in: Southside District
294-2624, off I-19 at exit 92. Free. 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Allow 2–3 hours.Established by Father Kino in 1732 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Anza expedition stopped on October 25, 1775 to mourn the only death on the expedition and to celebrate three marriages. The mission is noted for its beautiful Spanish colonial architecture and colorful art adorning the interior.
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Beautiful, Beautiful Old Mission
We were visiting from the southeast - Alabama and North Carolina - and a friend from northern Arizona had told us about this mission and how photogenic it was. It clearly was not a disappointment...
For those of you who like to visit missions and churches, this is worth the trip. Incredibly ornate, visually beautifully, especially the exterior lines. Worth the trip.
Nick named "Dove of the Desert". Beautiful inside and out. Be sure to bring your Camera.
We went with a group of Photographers. We spent three days in Tucson photographing beautiful old Tucson and our last day was at the Mission San Xavier del Bac. The Mission was created to serve the...