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Mission San Jose

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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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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are five missions in San Antonio, they are a significant part of the city’s history and charm. It was interesting, a great way to spend the afternoon. If you make it to San Antonio take the time to visit at least one of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B6711QQdavidb
Reviewed 3 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit and walking around the grounds of this historical area. There are several places to stop and learn more about the mission as well as great scenic photo options. It was a nice day to walk outside, as it is all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LVSquared
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

History unfolds at Missons San Jose. Unlike Mission Conception, efforts have been made to keep the Mission from becoming ruins. They have done a really good job except for the concrete sideways running in front of the Indian village. It's really unique to stand in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank loriehines63
Reviewed 4 days ago

this is a great place for the true history buff in your family, or yourself for that matter,just take a walk around and enjoy yourself.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Doc R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This mission is the best of the missions along the Mission Trail. It is the second mission of four. It is a vast compound that played a key role in getting water to San Antonio. The church is magnificent. They have guided tours provided by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 384robertam
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Take the free tour with the park ranger who was very good at explaining the history. We found it to be better than the Alamo.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcneillsc
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Jose is not the first one closest to downtown, but the second. Neglect that and make this your first stop, you can return to Concepcion (the closest one) later. Mission San Jose is the biggest and most important mission dating back to 1720. Here...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. We can learn about the history of USA and how we definetly are a melting pot.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank simoncarlo3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of four missions in the San Antonio area that are overseen by the National Park Service. Of the four, this is the one that has received the most restoration. It’s a beautiful structure and we enjoyed learning about the history of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank AndyKansasCity
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the five missions and hearing of their history. No admission is charged and the missions r well mapped so u can drive from mission to mission or there r bikes for rental to bike inbetween the missions. They r well maintained and give...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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February 1, 2018|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Yes... good parking..
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
December 7, 2016|
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Response from codyv839 | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.