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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Beautiful mission in the desert
Visited the mission on a Sunday...Mass was in progress. Beautiful, relaxing site. Little grotto with amazing garden. Also small hike up a hill to a shrine. Native americans selling fry...
Re-visit amazing every time
This place is beautiful. The history of this place is fascinating. The place has some beautiful intricate art and mill work. It is a must stop if your in the area.
The White Dove of the Desert
A truly beautiful and inspiring experience from the moment you arrive and take in the majesty of the church to when you enter and are overcome by the peacefulness and history found inside. Sit down...