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Travel to Tucson for Spanish Mission and Fry Bread

Travel Photo Thursday: Mission San Xavier del Bac

San Xavier from food ramada
San Xavier from food ramada

Mission San Xavier del Bac (Pronounced San Ha-veer) was built in 1797 on a site first visited by Father Kino, the Spanish missionary, in the 1600s. It is the only mission church in Arizona that is still a parish church, serving the Tohono O’Odham, on whose lands it is located.  The picture above peeks through a ramada built as a food booth on the plaza facing the mission.  The roof is made of ocotillo  cactus branches, and the form mimics the summer homes used by the Tohono O’odham in times gone by. Continue reading Travel to Tucson for Spanish Mission and Fry Bread