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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 yesterday

The tour by the park ranger along with the museum provided a complete history of the missions in San Antonio (not just Mission San Jose). We spent over 2 hours at this mission.

Thank sket101
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend doing the mission trail while in San Antonio. Can take Bus route 40 and see them all.

Thank JonandLaura1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The inside of this church is really gorgeous. The entire complex is fascinating. The grounds are really nice and interesting history.

Thank C2CTrader
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even on a cold day, this tour was worth the time. An excellent volunteer guide explained things that would not have been obviouse without her knowledgable and well-organizaed presentations

Thank Putnam B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We booked a 3 hour tour with DeTour tours to see the 4 missions that were built in addition to the Alamo. I prefer guided tours for something like this, as I get information about the missions as opposed to just looking at a building....More

Thank davidrC4704KO
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the ranger tour, which was very informative and then stayed for the Mariachi Mass. This mission is more intact than the Alamo so that one can more easily visualize what life was like at that time. The church is beautiful, and the mass...More

Thank samanthandtravismom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mission San Jose is within a short and easy driving distance from downtown San Antonio. It is known as the “Queen of the Missions” and is the largest of all the missions in San Antonio. It was restored to it’s original design in the 1930s....More

Thank 716sachink
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the grounds and the whole interior. Interesting. Makes one wonder the lives that were touched by this mission. Huge, compared to the other missions.

Thank RGL127
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the largest of the missions and the one that has the best preserved fortifications, living quarters and community buildings. There is a park service visitors center on site with a gift store and a theater showing a movie on life in the missions....More

Thank BnCrXplorerz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent one hour informational tour given by Jorge one of the Park Rangers. He explained the evolution of the missions in Texas, role of the Spainish in development and creation of the missions and culture. He was very personable and answered questions with clarity and...More

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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.