San Xavier Del Bac

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  • Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5202942624
  • Time Required: 00:40 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Tickets From $143.89

The Mission San Xavier del Bac is the oldest preserved European structure in Arizona. The church was founded in late 17th century but was completely constructed by the late 18th century. The architecture of the church along with its intricate interiors including mural art, statues and its classic clay brick, stone and lime mortar structure, makes it’s a fine example of classic Spanish Colonial buildings seen in the United States.

Influence of Baroque style of architecture- curtained displays, false doors and pristine marbling, all add to its beauty. 

Entrance Ticket Details For San Xavier Del Bac

  • Admission is Free.

San Xavier Del Bac Hours

  • Mission church opens 7:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm each day.
  • Gift Shop: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Museum: 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
  • Free docent tours Monday - Saturday mornings (when church is not in use)

Mass Schedule:

  • June- September: Saturday Vigil:  5:30 pm; Sunday: 7:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am
  • October- May: Sunday Masses are one hour later.

For other timings, visit the official website .

How to Reach San Xavier Del Bac

  • By Bus: At San Xavier/Little Nogales
  • By Car
  • By Taxi 

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  • San Xavier Del Bac Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States
  • San Xavier Del Bac Contact Number: +1-5202942624
  • San Xavier Del Bac Timing: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit San Xavier Del Bac(preferred time): 07:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit San Xavier Del Bac: 00:40 Mins
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  • 64.33% of people who visit Tucson include San Xavier Del Bac in their plan

  • 48.74% of people start their San Xavier Del Bac visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see San Xavier Del Bac

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Xavier Del Bac

People normally club together Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and Sabino Canyon while planning their visit to San Xavier Del Bac.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

San Xavier Del Bac Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful church in the desert. If you are thinking about visiting you should and take enough time to visit all the grounds and hike the trail on the east side. Light a candle. On Sunday there are food vendors after mass where you can enjoy a variety of fried foods. If in the summer masses are full not air conditioned and you could end up standing outside, still a very worthwhile experience.

  • Beautiful architecture, but, it's the history! The photos you can take are fantastic- I have one large one framed at home. The interior artwork is simply gorgeous. Easy parking; local food and unique shopping; visit the gift shop.

  • Amazing beautiful spiritual place! The people in the gift shop are very kind and sell gorgeous stuff! Also, the fry bread that is sold by the vendor is delicious! They only take cash as they work outside and in the heat!! We only had $12 cash and our total was $17, they said "No problem" ...very kind! We recommend the Green Chili fry bread !!! Definitely plan on going back for Mass and lunch..and maybe to buy more beautiful jewelry! ♡

  • Turn after turn in Tucson is an exciting look back in history. The architecture, the landscape. . . you aren't just somewhere else. Arizona is like no other state. This mission church sits on a reservation. What a memorable visit with my cousin and his wife.

  • A beautiful church with history. The museum is free to explore. The gift shop has a variety of products with various prices. The kids like $2 finger puppets. Large parking lot with handicap spaces. The weekends has local food vendors selling tasty food. The Hill climb is traditional. Tourist go left, but the old way is to walk right like a pilgrimage and then see the statues and make a prayer for someone else to Mary. A wonderful place to visit or spend a Sunday.

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