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Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac was established by the Jesuit Missionary Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. The present church was built by the Franciscans, between 1783 and 1797. Mission San Xavier del Bac is still a functioning parish church serving the residents of the San Xavier Tohono O'odham Reservation. There are a number of stands leading to the mission where you can stop and buy some Native American food.

San Xavier Mission School

In addition to the church they run the San Xavier Mission School.

San Xavier Plaza

Visit the San Xavier Plaza, a small area of shops and a cafe near the mission.

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  • In a nutshell:Beautiful Church With an Interesting History
  • Last visit to San Xavier: Dec 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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