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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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