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San Xavier is considered one of the finest examples of Mission architecture in this country. Founded by Father Eusabio Kino, today it serves as the parish church for the Tohono O'odham tribe and often... Read More
San Xavier is considered one of the finest examples of Mission architecture in this country. Founded by Father Eusabio Kino, today it serves as the parish church for the Tohono O'odham tribe and often hosts concerts. The elaborate interior has been carefully restored using techniques taught by experts from the Vatican in Rome. Numerous native artifacts are housed inside, including books, maps and photos. Tourists are welcome any time except during services. There is no admission charge, although a donation for the continued upkeep of the mission is appreciated. The stunning architecture and storied history of Mission San Xavier del Bac makes this one of the Southwest's biggest treasures.
- Daily 8am-5pm
- Free; Donations Appreciated
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Mission San Xavier is a history buff's dream. Enjoy one-of-a-kind Southwestern mission architecture, and a free history museum to boot.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Mission San Xavier del Bac is one of the country's finest and best-preserved examples of mission architecture.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The San Xavier Mission is Arizona's most historic church, and one of the Southwest's best preserved Spanish missions.