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Tumacácori National Historical Park

Tumacácori National Historical Park is located in the valley of the river Santa Cruz, in the far south of Arizona, near the border with Mexico, 18 miles north of the city of Nogales, 50 miles south of Tucson along Interstate Highway No. 19 (exit 29). In the park area are the ruins of three ancient Spanish Jesuit missions.

The park covers a total of 45 acres, consists of three separate parts where are the missions of San José de Tumacácori (1691), Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi (1691) and San Cayetano de Calabazas (1756). The last two missions can be visited by appointment only during the fall and winter months. The park headquarters is located in Tumacácori.

The most beautiful ruins are those of the church of San José de Tumacácori, the only ones that have been preserved quite well, while the others are pretty much ruins heaps of stones. The churches were built by local Indian artisans under the supervision of the Jesuits.


Hours: 8:00-5:00 daily, closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday of November).

Tickets: The entrance fee is $ 3.00 per person and is valid for 7 days (under 16 years are admitted free).

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