Tucson, Arizona: Mission San Xavier del Bac
About Mission San Xavier del Bac:
Just 9 miles south of Tucson you will find one of the oldest and most beautiful of the Spanish Missions in the U.S. Mission San Xavier del Bac was originally constructed in 1783 at a time when Arizona was a part of New Spain.
It’s purpose, as was the case with most of the Spanish Missions, was to provide a place of refuge for the natives who had converted to Christianity as well as for the priests and settlers in the area.
Tours are offered daily and will give visitors an idea of what life was like during that time period. It is peaceful, beautiful and inspiring.
Today the Mission is an active parish, and you are welcome to attend Mass if you get the chance; however, weddings and Baptisms are limited to the Native American population of the area.
There is a museum and gift shop here as well.
Also, if you happen to be there on a Sunday you don’t want to miss the food tents set up outside after Mass. Native American “Indian Fry Bread” and other delicacies are offered, and people rave about them.
Traveling to the Mission of San Xavier del Bac:
Address: 1950 W San Xavier Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746
GPS coordinates: 32° 6′ 26.0820” N, 111° 0′ 28.1052” W
Tel: +1 (520) 294-2624
Click here for the official website of Mission San Xavier del Bac near Tucson