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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Not only do you get to see inside this old church, there is a walking trail on the property that offers a nice view of Tucson.
Cool Historical Building
I like the history of things, and San Xavier did not disappoint. The oldest relic of Spanish influence in America today. It looks like an artifact right out of Europe. Due to COVID-19 we were not...
Worth the effort to get there, low crowds. lots of time to explore the grounds and structure. Glad I made the drive.