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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 texas history worth the trip piece of history great place to visit walk around
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited all 5 missions. Very glad that we saw them all. The Alamo was awesome, but we actually enjoyed the 4 other Missions more. There were a small fraction of the crowds and the walls around the forts were still up. It gave us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Theresa D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice insight on the history of Texas' missions. Pleasant place to walk around on a sunny day. The rose window is spectacular

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you get a chance to visit San Antonio you must take a tour of the missions the largest being San Jose mission! What a great way to teach the younger generations about culture and history. They even have bikes that you can take a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lovinglifeonthemove
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited 4 of the 5 missions on the Mission trail, and after the Alamo this was our favourite. Seems to be in better condition than some of the other missions. Lots to learn and some nice photo opportunities. Worth the visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ideal21
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an impressive structure. Massive walls and arches. Grounds are well kept. There a church that is still used. I was not able to visit the church when there because they were having a mass at that time.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank packers000
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I rented bikes and road from mission to Mission. We had a great day oh, and it was the first week of December and almost 80 degrees! People were out and about all over. We started at the visitor center were the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nebraskatravler69363
Reviewed 1 week ago

Or the missions, this one is the best preserved. Again, read the information boxes to get a good (better) understanding of what this place was like in the 18oo's

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sgtshan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I attended Mass at the historic mission that included a mariachi band. Amazing history here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank walterk550
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised by this, as I didn’t know this mission was in such good condition and is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. This depicted what the missions were like in a very real sense

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 556gracec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic part of our history and we highly recommend it to fellow travelers in the area beautiful spot

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.
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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.