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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 great history beautiful church lots of history worth the trip texas history piece of history great place to visit walk around
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Reviewed yesterday

The site is very interesting and gives a great perspective of living in the early years of the mission and how the ways changed for the Indigenous people when the Spaniards came over to this country.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been to San Antonio for years and never have stopped to investigate this gorgeous piece of Texas history. Wouldn’t want to go on super hot day, but highly recommend.

Thank jandavidson19
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I like this mission as it offers a good 20 minute overview free movie. Plus you are able to roam the grounds. Clean restrooms available.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw the movie there, which was very informative. The grounds are kept up and the Mission itself is in great shape. The people who work there aren't very helpful and don't really like to answer questions. If you are going to work in a...More

Thank HeatherinWV1990
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Canopus, a ship had its reunion here in San Antonio, Texas this year. A tour bus of 41 made the city tour and this was one of the stops we made. Our tour Guide Mary really knows her stuff and walked our legs off....More

Thank Texascouple9290
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the most touristy of all missions so I'd say get there first, pop in to the visitor center and check if there's any free tours by a park ranger. We had a terrific guide, learned a lot about the history of San Antonio...More

Thank Wout V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, well managed and maintained. We love to explore and this was a great spot to do that.

Thank Travis S
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the larger mission grounds, beautiful front on the mission, has an old mill, barracks and a large visitor center with a small museum.

Thank travelmom252017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Out of the five missions in San Antonio this is the only one that is a national park. This is because it has the most artifacts of all the missions. The mission also had weekly masses. We found...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favorite of the missions and the main one for the Missions National Historical Park. Not sure how much is original and how much has been rebuilt but it looks the most like a mission from 300 years ago--it is completely enclosed and...More

Thank Glen G
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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 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.