Sunday, January 10, 2010

San Xavier del Bac Mission

I hadn't been to San Xavier since they took off the scaffolding. It's gorgeous.

Built by the Tohono O'odham and Padre Kino in 1699, its Moorish elegance and dazzling whiteness are amazing. In the museum you can watch a brief documentary (narrated by Linda Ronstadt) on the history of this unique structure and the people who built and cared for it.

Also, if you are a tourist, this is the perfect place to pick up free San Xavier glasses for candles (pictured above) to recycle as momentos from your trip.

p.s. Don't forget to leave some room in your tummy for fry bread sold in the parking lot.

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