Mission San Xavier del Bac

Tucson, Arizona

"White Dove of the Desert"

Should Not Be Missed

In the vast desert just outside Tucson, Arizona, one would not expect to find a beautiful church.

Following the signs from the highway directs you toward Mission San Xavier (pronounced as "hauv-e-air") del Bac, you approach this majestic "white dove of the desert" (as it is affectionately called). It is truly an awesome experience. The sheer size and bright color against a blue sky and the tan colors of the desert make San Xavier a striking sight.

Enjoy photos, history and a tour of this great Tucson treasure. Our web site is unable to answer questions, relay messages or provide additional information, as we are not associated with the Mission.

For further information, please call 1-520-294-2624. This San Xavier del Bac Mission is located nine miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona.

San Xavier Mission Tour, Photos and History

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Recommended Books About San Xavier Mission You Can Purchase from Amazon.com:


San Xavier Del Bac: An Artist's Portfolio
Sharon Wright Pettus; Hardcover

Mission San Xavier Del Bac: A Guide to Its Iconography byYvonne Lange; Hardcover; Buy New: $75.00


San Xavier: The Spirit Endures by Kathleen Walker; Paperback


Fiction: The Gold of San Xavier is a story of greed, murder, and love set in the 200-year-old Spanish colonial church near Tucson, Ariz.

By Bruce Itule; HC