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Visiting Arizona Missions

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

The state of Arizona has a beautiful and colorful past that can be witnessed through its historic landmarks. Among these magnificent landmarks are the Missions. Missions are structures built by the first Spanish missionaries or priests to come in the area. They housed the Spanish missionaries who came to spread Christianity in the Americas, and are about two or three centuries old.

How did these missions came about? Well, centuries ago, Spanish priests, particularly a Catholic priest named Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, established more than twenty missions in the area called the Pimeria Alta, which means the upper lands of the Pimian Indians that is now known as Southern Arizona U.S.A and Northern Sonora, Mexico. Unfortunately, due to several factors, only four of those structures have been left intact and these are the San Xavier del Bac Mission, San José de Tumacácori, San Cayetano de Calabazas, and Los Santos Angeles de Guevavi.

Who was Father Eusebio Francisco Kino? Father Kino was born in a small village in Segno, Italy on the 10th of August in the year 1645. Actually, his parents named him Eusebio Francesco Chini, which was later changed to its German version Eusebio Francisco Kino. This change might be because he studied in Austria, a country in which German is the national language. He belonged to a rich family and was sent to a Jesuit school and later on to Hala, near the German border. When he was in his middle teenage years, he got seriously ill. While he was sick, he made a promise to himself that if he survived the illness, he would become a missionary. After he recovered, he fulfilled his vow and became a priest. He was then assigned to help spread Christianity in Mexico in the year 1683. He started building missions across Pimeria Alta from 1687 until his death at Sonora in 1711.

One of the oldest remaining missions in Arizona today is San Xavier del Bac Mission. It is fondly called by some as the “White Dove of the Desert” because of its white facade. It was first built about 3 centuries ago and it is still amazingly beautiful and functional. Even today, it is still used as a church. Years later, San José de Tumacácori and Los Santos Angeles de Guevavi were both built in 1691 while San Cayetano de Calabazas was built in 1756.

Where specifically can these missions be found in Arizona? San Xavier del Bac Mission can be found near the city of Tucson. It is a little over 8 miles from the city. The three other missions can all be found in the Tumacácori National Historical Park in Santa Cruz Valley. The park is also near Tucson and is quite a popular tourist spot. All four Arizona missions are quite popular because of their sheer beauty and historic significance. Hundreds of both devotees and the “simply curious” sort visit these magnificent historic places every day.

Low Budget Vacations in Arizona

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Arizona is located in southwestern part of the United States. It is also known as “the Grand Canyon State.” Arizona is known for its breathtaking locations, abundant wildlife, golf courses and health spas. There are luxury desert golf resorts that attract thousands of golf enthusiasts during the winter months. People plan their vacations to Arizona with their family and friends. There are low budget Arizona vacation packages that offer attractive prices and are popular with tourists.

The flourishing travel industry in Arizona provides excellent bargains on airfare, hotels and car rentals. They prove to be true budget-friendly vacation packages. People can enjoy their stay in luxury hotels and resorts of Phoenix, Sedona, Tucson, Flagstaff or any of the other cities in Arizona.

There is more excitement in a planned Arizona vacation. Generally, vacation packages include airfares, hotel accommodation based on occupancy and local sight seeing. There are many tour operators that methodically plan the vacation to make the holiday an enjoyable one. They tie up with different low budget hotels. People, looking forward to a relaxing vacation benefit by choosing low budget Arizona vacation packages.

In Arizona, there are vacation rentals that feature cabins, villas, cottages and vacation inns. There are also pet friendly Arizona vacation rentals that provide a convenient lodging option for people traveling with pets. Arizona lodging provides great value for a small budget. It provides a surplus of opportunities for recreation and awe-inspiring vacations.

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