Tucson Churches and Cathedrals
(Tucson, Arizona - AZ, USA)
Historical chapels, religious buildings, Roman Catholic buildings and numerous churches abound in the Tucson area. St. Augustine Cathedral is Tucson's most significant place of worship and was built in the latter part of the 19th century, opening its doors in 1896.
Tucson's churches hold regular services, particularly on Sundays, always welcoming visitors.
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Address: 160 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, 85702-0391, Arizona AZ, USA
Tel: +1 520 622 8764
The grand Scottish Rite Cathedral is an important building, listed on the country's National Register of historic buildings. Known for its historic pipe organ, Tucson's Scottish Rite Cathedral features a large hall often used for major city events.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge for some events
St. Augustine Cathedral
Address: 192 South Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona AZ, 85701, USA
Tel: +1 520 623 6351
The St. Augustine Cathedral is a vast Roman Catholic building, in the heart of downtown Tucson and was originally modeled on the Cathedral of Queretaro in Mexico. Dating back to the end of the 19th century, attractions at Tucson's St. Augustine Cathedral include a cavernous interior, a large dome and Sunday services in both English and Spanish. The artwork inside the building resembles desert scenes, with carvings of yucca and cacti, while the striking exterior is in typical beige and white Spanish Colonial style. The Sunday Mariachi Mass is a must-see for those so inclined.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 07:00 to 18:30
Chapel of San Pedro
Address: 5020 Fort. Lowell Road, Tucson, Arizona AZ, 85715, USA
Tel: +1 520 624 1817
The Chapel of San Pedro was built almost 100 years ago by immigrants from Mexico. Over the years the chapel has been renovated and in the 1930s was completely rebuilt, after severe tornado damage.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Address: 1950 West San Xavier Road, Tucson, Arizona AZ, 85746, USA
Tel: +1 520 294 2624
Tucson's Mission San Xavier del Bac is one of the area's most important landmarks, dating back to the early 1700s, when it was originally founded by a Spanish missionary. Featuring stylish architecture, other highlights at the Mission San Xavier del Bac include religious festivals and nearby attractions. San Xavier is the oldest Catholic church in the US and the present day structure has a mixture of architectural themes including Baroque, Moorish and Spanish styles. The building looks impressive both from the outside and inside, set as it is against the stark desert and with a wealth of paintings and carvings decorating its interior. Mass is held here every Sunday and there are several shops nearby selling wares made by the Tohono O'odham tribe.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 18:00
Santa Rita Abbey
Address: 14200 Fish Canyon Road, Sonoita, Arizona AZ, 85637, USA
Tel: +1 520 455 5595
The Santa Rita Abbey is an important monastery building, on the southeastern side of Tucson, close to Sonoita. Standing at the base of the Santa Rita Mountains, the Santa Rita Abbey includes a gift shop and inexpensive accommodation.
Open hours: daily - 08:30 to 11:15, 14:00 to 16:00
St. Phillip's in the Hills
Address: 4440 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, Arizona AZ, 85718, USA
Tel: +1 520 299 6421
St. Phillip's in the Hills is situated in the Foothills area of Tucson are is a historic Episcopal Church, with attractive courtyards, gardens, a small church gift shop and weekend parish services.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 16:30
Admission: donations suggested