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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A beautiful mission, easy to get to and freeway close.
The architecture is beautiful. The light streaming through the arched window is special. A quick stop. You won't need a lot of time here.
On the Tohono O'odham Nation land
On the Tohono O'odham Nation land, this mission is very large compared with others in Southern Arizona and it has a lot of history. The inside is closed due to the virus, but the Plaza is open and...
Closed for now
Went on January 5, 2021. All interior and gift shop is closed until February 5. Due to Covid. Their website does not reflect the closure