Mission San Xavier de Bac

Tuscon, AZ

A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church’s interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where visitors can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space. The church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners. The Mission is 9 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona just off of Interstate 19. Constructed of low-fire clay brick, stone and lime mortar, the entire structure is roofed with masonry vaults, making it unique among Spanish Colonial buildings within U. S. borders. 

Picture Number: CM1_0009

Date: February 2017

Camera: Nikon D7100

ISO: 160     Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec

F-Stop: f/8     Lens: 26 mm

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Last updated on 3 October 2020