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San Xavier del Bac Mission

San Xavier, Arizona, is located fifteen minutes south of Tucson, just off of Interstate Highway 19. It would be just another dusty little Sonoran Desert town if it weren't for the existence of the beautifully preserved San Xavier del Bac Mission, located in the adjacent San Xavier Indian Reservation.

Completed in 1797, the Baroque-style church is still served by the Franciscans for the natives for which it was built.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful architecture stands out starkly against the desert.
  • Cons:Hot and dusty in the summer.
  • In a nutshell:Worth seeing time and again! I have.
  • Last visit to San Xavier: Jun 1993
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2005 at 9:15 AM

    Hey Frank, It looks like you and I have the top two San Xavier pages on VT. GRIN! I really liked your candle pic. We were just there last week.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2003 at 7:46 PM

    Yes. This is a nice page.


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