Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert

The Mission San Xavier del Bac
near Tucson, Arizona

view of San Xavier del Bac from the parking lot looking north to the mission

San Xavier del Bac, Arizona, is a beautifully preserved gem of the late Baroque style of New Spain. Completed in 1797, it stands in the San Xavier District of Tohono O'odham Nation, about twelve miles south of Tucson, Arizona. Alone of the Sonoran Desert missions, San Xavier is still served by Franciscans, and still serves the Native community for which it was built.



Retablo Mayor

Retablo Mayor.
The magnificent Baroque interior, basically unchanged since 1797.


View QTVR of the Mission San Xavier del Bac shot, edited and hosted by the the UA's Virtual Reality Annex.

 

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