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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Fabulous historic buildings
Beautiful historic buildings, preservation under way so it was neat to see the old next to the preserved. Knowledgeable docent lead tours on the hour.
Most beautiful Mission in Tucson
This is an old but well maintained Mission 15 min. outside of Tucson city. The exterior of the building is beautiful & the inside of it is exquisite. My favorite attraction in Tucson.
The mission San Xavier is definitely a must visit when in the Tucson vicinity. This is a lovely mission and volunteers give guided tours daily. The weather was a bit chilly however it did not...