San Xavier Del BacCurrently Closed
- Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746, United States
- Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5202942624
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:40 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
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.
- Admission is Free.
- 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)
- 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 .
- By Bus: At San Xavier/Little Nogales
- By Car
- By Taxi
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66.29% of people who visit Tucson include San Xavier Del Bac in their plan
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People usually take around 30 Minutes to see San Xavier Del Bac
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Beautiful mission, the efforts to expand the restoration are noteworthy. It was nice that people were actually reverent when they entered the church. The history of the mission, short video, available tours, nice gift shop..even bought a smokeless candle and lit it for my mom. Morning skies and light were perfect for photography..
Unexpected beauty! We were in Tucson visiting and did not want to go to a museum so we thought we would visit a mission. WOW! Did we hit the jackpot. This place was fantastic! It really is a spectacular place to see and take in. We were so impressed that we visited 2x's while in town. It is a must see. You could spend a lot of time looking at all the details inside the church, lots to see and take in. Enjoyed this place!!
It was closed when we got there so we walked around to see the vendors. All the outdoor vendors were Native Americans who all sold the same food items. I then went to the Native owned and operated businesses. They had quite a bit of nice novelties. I was surprised how much they sold items that were not authentic native goods. The church has a lot of money but are surrounded by poor families and environment. It's definitely worth visiting. Catholics would really appreciate this more than others.
The initial construction and the subsequent restoration were both amazing undertakings. We were very impressed. My 2 favorite things were the mouse and snake door handles and the painting of Mary changing Jesus’ diaper. So interesting!
This is a tough one... an absolutely incredible experience in and around an incredible building. The hard part is the native American slave labour that built it. I could feel the tension in the space interspersed with awe and reverence for the creator God.