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Sistine Chapel of the New World - Review by Richard H | Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac

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Sistine Chapel of the New World 8/21/2005

Prior to going to this place, I did my research and found out that this mission has been referred to as the "Sistine Chapel of the New World" because of the way the mission was colorfully constructed the artwork inside. Also, the same Italian artists that worked on the Sistine Chapel also came to San Xaxier to help restore its interiors. When the expectations are high, it's really hard for a place to match up. What I found was a mission with one of its towers under construction, and in general just and old mission that was sort of run-down. I can't really recommend going to this place unless you really wanted to experience it first hand. Some of the material/pictures you can find online is much better than what you'll see by going there. more
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