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Saint Augustine Cathedral, Tucson

Saint Augustine Cathedral, Tucson (must see)

Saint Augustine Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson. The cathedral features an elaborate cast stone façade with the coat of arms of Pope Pius XI, who was the pope at the time of the building's construction. Various indigenous desert plants are featured in the stone designs, such as yucca and saguaro blossoms, as well as a representation of the Mission San Xavier del Bac. A large 12th or 13th-century crucifix hanging inside the cathedral's vestibule was carved in Pamplona, Spain. The cathedral's floor is set on a slight grade, so that the main altar is clearly in view of the entire congregation. The seating can accommodate up to 1,250 people. The pipe organ was designed and built by David McDowell in Tucson and has thirty-eight ranks.
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Sight Name: Saint Augustine Cathedral
Sight Location: Tucson, USA
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in Tucson, Arizona

Create Your Own Walk in Tucson

Create Your Own Walk in Tucson

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tucson is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tucson Architecture Walking Tour

Tucson Architecture Walking Tour

Tucson boasts a variety of structures with a great design and the finest architecture. Walking down the streets you can admire different architectural styles in the buildings, such as Spanish Colonial style, Moorish style and others. Take this self guided walking tour to appreciate Tucson's refined architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Museum Tour in Tucson

Museum Tour in Tucson

Tucson is one of the biggest cities in Arizona. During its history, the city gathered many interesting things in different aspects of its life. The set of museums presented in this guide show a part of the history, culture, art and education of Tucson.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
University of Arizona Walking Tour

University of Arizona Walking Tour

Founded in 1885, the University of Arizona was the first university in the state, providing learning to over 45,000 students in 19 separate colleges and schools. The university is one of 65 elected members of the prestigious Association of American Universities and the only representative from the state of Arizona to this group. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit the main sights on the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Tucson Downtown Introduction Walk

Tucson Downtown Introduction Walk

Tucson, Arizona is your place to go if you're into outdoor activities or wish to learn about the city's historic heritage. The available local outdoor activities include golf, horseback riding, hiking and more. When it comes to the history scene, Tuscon is just as rich and offers lots of attractions to be seen. To find out exactly which, follow this orientation walk and visit the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles