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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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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.
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“rose window” (91 reviews)
“visitor center” (142 reviews)
“mariachi mass” (79 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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"rose window"
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"visitor center"
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"mariachi mass"
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"park ranger"
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"living quarters"
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"active church"
in 42 reviews
"guided tour"
in 109 reviews
"native americans"
in 28 reviews
"gift shop"
in 95 reviews
"great history"
in 49 reviews
"beautiful church"
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"worth the trip"
in 35 reviews
"lots of history"
in 39 reviews
"texas history"
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"piece of history"
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"walk around"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We opted to take Viator’s all day small van tours of the different sights worth seeing and that seemed a little scattered over different areas of the city’s outskirts. This was one that was really beautiful when considering it’s age and how well it’s held...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited on a Sunday morning and went to the Mariachi Mass. It was so good.. About half tourists and half regular congregation. The music was so good, with many instruments and an incredible choir. The people were also extremely friendly and a good message...More

Thank Mom444
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A visit to the missions helps you understand why the Alamo was originally built. You can buy a vivo bus pass to see the major missions, or drive it easily. Free parking. Free entrance.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We heard that out of all the Missions and you could only visit one, this was it. We had a wonderful ranger guide who taught us a lot about the history. The film in the Visitor Center reinforced what we learned. The architecture is interesting,...More

Thank Nancy Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a beautiful Mission. I visited two others, Concepcion and Juan but this was definitely the best for me. We took a tour with one of the park guides and its worth doing. Lasts about 50 minutes with lots of history and how the mission...More

Thank Karen C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission San Jose was awesome to see and has been fully restored. We started our tour in the visitor center including the movie, and then went on a guided tour (I think it was free). Started out learning a lot about Texas and the 6...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typically you visit this Mission first. Recommend to go to the Visitors center and watch free historical movie and then follow the ranger for your free mission tour. Informative, not too long. Required some walking - have comfortable shoes. Location is open, hot - have...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute planned roadtrip for me and I'm glad I put it on my list. Less than 15 minutes outside of town, this mission is surprisingly intact (as far as the perimeter walls go) and offer amazing photo opportunities. The history supplements...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Mission Trail and was able to visit all of the missions. If you get there before 5, you can go inside the churches. I would definitely recommend. The history is so interesting.

Thank g0lfm0m1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunday 1230 mariachi mass makes it worth the drive. Bring up those with birthdays and anniversaries for special concert after mass

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nancyspanjer
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Yes... good parking..
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Lisa A
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
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Awmartinez
December 7, 2016|
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Response from Cody V | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.
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