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Mission San Xavier del Bac

1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
+1 520-294-2624
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Built in the 1700s, this recently restored white adobe church, representing a wonderful example of Spanish colonial architecture, is beautiful inside and out, with colorful frescoes, sculptures and carvings.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fry bread” (294 reviews)
“beautiful church” (118 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-7409
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"fry bread"
in 294 reviews
"white dove of the desert"
in 205 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 118 reviews
"active church"
in 77 reviews
"indian reservation"
in 70 reviews
"old church"
in 55 reviews
"light a candle"
in 44 reviews
"working church"
in 36 reviews
"restoration work"
in 35 reviews
"father kino"
in 50 reviews
"gift shop"
in 241 reviews
"native americans"
in 84 reviews
"free tour"
in 51 reviews
"parking lot"
in 172 reviews
"piece of history"
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"interesting history"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed yesterday

We just was on our way to visit the mexican Nogales and we have seen from the highway this nice church. So we decided quickly to visit this place. Very nice inside and outside. Is worth to stop and take a look. Finally we went...More

Thank 2_TULACI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this mission during a tour of Tucson. The chapel is lovely and full of beautifully restored paintings and statues. Well worth a visit.

Thank MissNancy50
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The external architecture in Spanish style is great, particularly when viewed from the nearby small hill. Inside the decor is in partial darkness, no doubt to assist preservation, The Chancel(?) is an incredibly busy design, but the gold/gold leaf does not show up in all...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had visited this Mission approximately 15 years ago. It is always a work in progress in reference to its restoration. However, it has come a long ways since our last visit. The West Tower is almost completely restored on the outside to its original...More

Thank llmarson
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I live in Tucson and have toured Mission San Xavier del Bac many, many times and always take my guests there. Today, for the first time, we sat and watched a video about the history of the church and the fabulous restoration that has taken...More

Thank azsilverraven
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great history, architecture is stunning. Right out of the pages of history of movies, fiction westerns. This mission rivals those in California.

Thank casacontenta2
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Poised on the edge of a reservation, south of Tucson. This historical mission church is a memorable visit. It’s an in use mission church and school. People from the reservation serve Indian fry bread. The docent was well versed in the history of this church...More

Thank Cheryl R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended the Sunday 11am service and found the church to be beautiful both from a distance and inside. Good to get there early as we were surprised how popular this mass was. Good parking.

Thank PerthExplorer18
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The mission was beautifully done. Very old church.nice cactus plantingsaround the church.the fry breads sold out front are delicious.we had the fry bread with red chili,lettuce,tomato,cheese.we also had the fry bread with honey,icing sugar and cinnamon.they melt in your mouth.second time we were in Tucson,and...More

Thank Cheryl K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to see this place for a long time now and finally went . Myself with two children . Easy to get to , large parking lot , and beautiful breathe taking church . Restrooms open to the public , able to self tour...More

Thank Megan T
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Martin A
5 February 2018|
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Response from Bob Y | Reviewed this property |
Please just go there its so great. Watch the video of how the restoration started and where it's going too in the museum. Then walk around inside respectfully and enjoy. No special attire needed. It's jaw dropping... More
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Martin A
5 February 2018|
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Response from GalViolet | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, you can visit as a museum, be sure to watch the renovation video...very informative.
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Dress appropriate you are in a church. Weather is warm so you can wear shorts. Men Remove hats when entering buildings.
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