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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
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Will K
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank RicanExplorer
Reviewed 2 days ago

This historic Mission allows you to see the whole picture. The walls, living quarters, ovens and church allow visitors to really understand what the missions looked like.

Thank Dee5555565
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Almost 300 years old and still an active Catholic church. Amazing to think of the peoples who have lived here and the history of the mission. Self guided.

Thank Nomad062_10
Reviewed 3 days ago

Personnal opinion... not really much to see, but the place is well maintained and free to access… can spend easily half an hour walking inside the mission

Thank mayrajohan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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.

Thank Kelley R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Interesting introductory film and a well kept site. Well worth a visit and you can learn more about history.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting the missions was the highlight of our trip to San Antonio. You can feel God's presence. Mission Espada was my favorite but we loved all of them.

1  Thank SweetieLeagueCity_TX
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mission is by far the most well preserved of all the missions and our favorite. Our kids interest was piqued by everything inside. This is a must see when visiting San Antonio!

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nancyspanjer
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Yes... good parking..
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Lisa A
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
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Awmartinez
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.
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