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Historic Tucson St Augustine CathedralThis church is located near Tucson’s downtown and is a beautiful piece of Romanesque Revival Style architecture. The façade is thoroughly decorated in the etchings of yucca and saguaro, representing the local greenery and horned toad lizards.

In addition to this, striking statues of Mother Mary as well as Saint Augustine, the patron saint of Tucson city, stand in this church.

The church is built and decorated intricately enough that it brings to mind old European churches rather than something you can commonly find in the US.

It reveals why so many people choose to find a home in Tucson.

Mission San Xavier del Bac

The Mission is a striking building.

If you adore Baroque architecture, then you will definitely want to pay a visit to Mission San Xavier del Bac.

The Mission was built in 1692, and it was one in a series of similar missions built by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino as he travelled through Mexico in order to spread the Catholic faith.

However, whether you are interested in religion or not, the building is a beautiful example of architecture.

And you can feel a palpable sense of history in its halls. For those who do want to follow the religious footsteps of their predecessors, this Mission is an important part of the pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago.

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