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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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Mission San Jose is Majestic. As the largest of the missions in San Antonio, it is known as the "Queen of the Missions." The Alamo is the most popular but it can't hold a candle to this one. It is simply beautiful and you will...More
Wonderful for history buffs! The land and buildings of Mission San José are beautifully preserved and offer a very calm and comfortable atmosphere. Inside of the Visitor Center, you can watch a 20-minute film “Gente de Razón (People of Reason)”, which serves as a nice...More
Really enjoyed walking thru the missions and stopping in the gift shop to get a cross pendant to add to my collection. The missions are old but beautiful. Love the fact that they still hold services here weekly.
Experiencing the grounds, the juxtaposition of the church, the Spaniards, the Native Americans, Mexico, the settlers, the struggles for power, ownership, land, resources, water, and the disruption for what? Interesting to view different points of what was a war! Interesting and sad and revealing all...More