Mission San Xavier del Bac
White Dove of the Desert
This little gem is literally in the middle of nowhere.
9 miles outside Tucson to be exact.
Founded in 1692 the construction of the current church was started in 1783 and finished in 1797.
It still has that old world charm about it.
It is still used as a church every week.
They don't rent it out
and they won't let it be used in movies or commercials.
You can read all about the Mission and it's history here.
Hubby wasn't overly impressed by it. Heathen that he is.
His favourite thing about it?