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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It is a magic place. You can feel the power of Mission where native and colonies created together. The church was under contraction but it was beautiful.
A stunning piece of history
Such a lovely place to visit. Driving up and seeing the brilliant white against the blue sky was quite a site. It must have been very impressive to the travelers over the last several centuries...
Beautiful place - Holy Ground
I loved being able to step inside of a place that I have seen pictures of all my life. It came alive to me and I loved being able to sit there and soak it in. The grounds are also lovely and the...
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