"San Xavier del Bac Mission" San Xavier del Bac Mission Tip by KimberlyAnn
San Xavier del Bac Mission, Tucson: 30 reviews and 50 photos
San Xavier Del Back Mission is sometimes called ?White Dove of the Desert.? This church was completed in 1797, but remains an active Franciscan mission today for the Tohono O?odham Indians. This beautiful, mostly white structure is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Architecture in the United State, and is one of the oldest and most well preserved mission in the southwest. The inside is painted elaborately and has many large statues of angels, saints, and Mary. A self-guided tour is available daily 9:30 ? 5:30 except Sunday. Donations are appreciated.
Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson 85746
Directions: This mission is 9 miles south off I-19, exit 92 on San Xavier Rd. in the Tohono O?ldham Indian Reservation. For additional photos and a map showing you how to reach the mission from Tucson visit its website.
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