• Sunlight illuminates the top of historic Mission San José de Tumacácori church.


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  • Anza Trail Impassable in Areas

    Due to a large flood event, sections of the Anza Trail between the mission grounds and Tubac are impassable to both hikers and horses. Visitors may use the trail north to the first river crossing, but travel beyond that point is not recommended.

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    In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Superintendent's Compendium, Tumacácori prohibits pets from all government buildings and the mission grounds. More »

Gregorio Álvarez Tuñón y Quirós

Don Gregorio was the eldest of twelve children. The family lived on Calle de las Zurradores in Valladolid, Spain. Gregorio was the godfather at two of his sisters' baptisms, in 1688 and 1691. He was a witness at a brother's baptism in 1692 and another sister on September 30, 1694, so he had to have come to New Spain after that. (this page is under construction)
To learn more about Gregorio Álvarez Tuñón y Quirós go to Mission 2000 by clicking (here) and following the blue ID numbers. To return to Soldiers, click (here).

Did You Know?

Soldado de Cuera

Soldiers of New Spain's frontier who protected the missions were known as soldados de cuera, or "soldiers of the leather jacket."