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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my visit toward histories past
San Xavier mission is worth it, the beauty, warmth, and love of those who came here and created this mission were blessed, and I honor their purpose. The date in inaccurate
Free attraction you don't want to miss
The tours are every half hour. The guide takes you through the museum, church exterior, and church interior. You can also hike up the small hill on the property or go to the gift shop in the back.
Beautiful and Peaceful History
Decided to take a ride to view this historic mission and was not dissapointed. Wonderful arcitecture and beauty. A place that I recomend to stop and see if you are passing through Tucson.