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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
All reviews rose window visitor center mariachi mass park ranger living quarters active church guided tour native americans gift shop beautiful church great history lots of history worth the trip texas history piece of history great place to visit walk around
We booked a 3 hour tour with DeTour tours to see the 4 missions that were built in addition to the Alamo. I prefer guided tours for something like this, as I get information about the missions as opposed to just looking at a building....More
We took the ranger tour, which was very informative and then stayed for the Mariachi Mass. This mission is more intact than the Alamo so that one can more easily visualize what life was like at that time. The church is beautiful, and the mass...More
Mission San Jose is within a short and easy driving distance from downtown San Antonio. It is known as the “Queen of the Missions” and is the largest of all the missions in San Antonio. It was restored to it’s original design in the 1930s....More
This is the largest of the missions and the one that has the best preserved fortifications, living quarters and community buildings. There is a park service visitors center on site with a gift store and a theater showing a movie on life in the missions....More
Excellent one hour informational tour given by Jorge one of the Park Rangers. He explained the evolution of the missions in Texas, role of the Spainish in development and creation of the missions and culture. He was very personable and answered questions with clarity and...More