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."
- #8 of 338 things to do in Tucson
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This mission, which is noted for its Spanish colonial architecture, literally rises majestically out of the desert and can see seen from afar. Known as "The White Dove of the Desert" a visit to it is...
Lots of constructions and scaffolding
We were anxious to see the mission, but when we arrived we were disappointed to see most of the building surrounded by scaffolding. We didn't even get out of the car since the website said people are...
National Historic Landmark
This church dates from the late 1700's when this part of Arizona was part of New Spain. It is a National Historic Landmark worthy of a visit for both its history and architecture.
- Website Listing Tag(s): Heritage & Culture/Herencia y Cultura
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