San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson

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San Xavier Del Bac, Tucson - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States

Phone: +1-5202942624

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Time Required: 00:40 Mins

Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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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. 

San Xavier Del Bac Ticket Prices

  • Admission is Free.

San Xavier Del Bac Opening and Closing 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 Public Transport

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

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  • A great place to visit. We are lucky to have this treasure, it had fallen into a poor state and was restored apparently just in time before it fell to ruins. The building is beautiful and quite impressive inside and out. The art restoration people did a superb job inside. It is quite a treasure now, while remaining an active church with an attached school. The guided tours are free and excellent. The vendors in front sell Indian fry bread, and we were happy to be able to sample some.

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  • This is a great place to stop by and enjoy a walk. Very peaceful and relaxing. We went in the morning, before it got to hot. Went up the hill and all around the mission.

  • It was all very interesting and I realize that it is a place of worship but it would be nice for those that are taking it in if there was some sort of explanation as to who or what these people are like the one that is laying there in the glass in shrinemont and if you did tell like I have a brochure or something that which other age of the church etc etc

  • There are many artistic paintings and statues inside this beautiful historic church. Definitely will stop by here again next time if I'm going to Tucson, Arizona. Also tried the fried Indian bread sold outside this church by the locals, it tasted good.

  • Very cool place to visit. The architecture and murals are very interesting. We visited during the week and it wasn't busy at all.

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