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San Xavier del Bac Mission

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Spanish Jesuit missionary Francisco Kino visited the Tucson region as early as 1692 when he founded the Mission San Xavier del Bac south of the city. The mission is one of the great architectural treasures in America and the oldest intact European structure in Arizona. The surviving church was built in 1783 in Spanish Colonial Baroque style and has a richly decorated interior of carvings, painting and sculpture reflecting local influences. San Xavier is one of 3 remaining Spanish missions.

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