Tucson Religious Tour, Tucson

Tucson boasts an array of religious buildings of different denominations, starting with Jewish religion right up to Christian Orthodox. You will be amazed by their architectural beauty and design. In this self-guided tour you will visit the most astounding and famous religious places.
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Tucson Religious Tour Map

Guide Name: Tucson Religious Tour
Guide Location: USA » Tucson (See other walking tours in Tucson)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 km
Author: stacey
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Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

1) Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church is a congregational church located on E. Adams Street. Visitors gather for worship in a large, beautiful building. The church sometimes organizes coffee hours where everyone is welcome. They also offer a variety of worship styles from traditional Rite II worship to contemplative liturgy. The parish has different programs for adults, children and youth, as well as healing ministries and social action and service. Here you will find out how ordinary Americans worship and maybe discover the truth about yourself and the outer world.
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Catalina United Methodist Church

2) Catalina United Methodist Church

Catalina United Methodist Church is a congregational church located in the center of Tucson. It was established on April 16, 1922 by a group of Christians. It is housed in a majestic white building with a beautiful design and a green lawn in front of the building. The members of this parish come here to worship God and spend time together in prayer. The church has a children's choir and adults' music groups as well as Sunday School. They also organize concerts and sermons for adults, youth and children.
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Benedictine Monastery

3) Benedictine Monastery

Benedictine Monastery is situated in the center of the city of Tucson near the campus of the University of Arizona. It was established in 1935. This beautiful, pink church was built in Spanish Renaissance style. It features tile roof and arched porch. On the territory of the monastery there is an orchard of oranges and lemons and 'Zen' cactus garden. For many years the monastery has helped the needy, fed the poor and offered assistance to refugees.
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Congregation Young Israel of Tucson

4) Congregation Young Israel of Tucson

Congregation Young Israel of Tucson has the goal to maintain the fundamentals of Orthodox Judaism throughout the world. They have created the center for traditional ideas. Many people gather for Torah lessons, which are conducted by Rabbi Yossie Shemtov. The doors of the Congregation Young Israel of Tucson are open all year round for everyone.
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Temple Emanu-El

5) Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El is a Reform synagogue. It was the first synagogue in the Arizona Territory and is the oldest congregation in the state; Emanuel's original building, known as the Stone Avenue Temple, is the oldest synagogue building in Arizona.

Emanu-El's original building, the Stone Avenue Temple was a brick structure designed by architect Ely Blount. Blount blended a pedimented, pilastered Greek revival facade with rounded windows and twin towers in Rundbogenstil style. In 1937 the building was covered with stucco. The original stained-glass windows have been lost. Since 1982, the building is listed in on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Barrio Libre Historic District. It currently houses the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest.

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Country Club Road Church of Christ

6) Country Club Road Church of Christ

Country Club Road Church of Christ was opened in 1954 by Joseph Colquitt and a group of Christians. Later on church members became more numerous. The church has several ministries. They organize youth activities, children classes and child care. Its members meet in a beautiful building on 145 N. Country Club Road.
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First Assembly of God

7) First Assembly of God

First Assembly of God is a congregational church situated in the heart of Tucson. Its members are cordial and friendly people who meet every Sunday for a sacred service. The church is built of red brick with arched windows and features a beautiful design.
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Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

8) Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

This Orthodox Church is small and relatively new. It was named after Chiefs of the Apostles Peter and Paul and was established in 1997 by Father John Bockman. The church is situated on the north side of Broadway. The church has a bookstore and a Gift Shop, where you can buy everything from icon ornaments to jewelry and unique gift items.

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.
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation 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 city's most notable places of interest.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Galleries in Tucson Walking Tour

Galleries in Tucson Walking Tour

A great city will offer great pleasures. The pleasure of art is one of the finest in the world and a tour to the city galleries will give you an insight to the art of this area of the world. The proposed galleries are a selection of the greatest in the city. Make sure you enjoy the tour and maybe get something for yourself.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2

Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2

Tucson is well known for its diverse range of museums that demonstrate the richness of this area. The following guide will help you to learn more about the culture, art, science and technology of Tucson and of the state of Arizona in general.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
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 tour to get acquainted with Tucson's refined architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1

Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1

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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Tucson for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Tucson has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Tucson, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.