Mission San Xavier del Bac and Nogales, Arizona - Mexican Border
Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of Tucson, Arizona, on the Tohono O'odham Nation. (Wikipedia)
A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797.
The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where visitors can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space.
The church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners.
“Nogales is the biggest port in the state of Arizona, and actually the model port of the state of Arizona. There are five port of entries.” -Arturo Garino, mayor of Nogales.
Nogales is located in Southern Arizona, 60 miles south of Tucson, at the US-Mexico border. These photos show the town of Nogales, Arizona as well as the border with its Razor Wire fencing.
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