Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mission San Xavier del Bac was built between 1783-1797 in what was then New Spain. San Xavier Mission was established in 1692 by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, founder of the chain of Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert. A Jesuit of Italian descent, he often visited and preached in the area, then the Pimería Alta colonial territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The mission is an absolutely magnificent example of Spanish Colonial architecture.