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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
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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 2 days ago

If you're thinking of going here, you've probably got The Alamo on your list as well. When we visited all five missions, we knew not to expect too many differences between them, so we were not disappointed. This is exactly what you'd expect, a very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank joshandjenna117
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your into history or interested in the local culture and architecture this place is for you! It’s free to visit and it is still operating as a Catholic Church so they do still have mass here!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped by visitor center for the 🎥 movie;providing introduction to the Mission Then took the Ranger tour & interesting. Walked on our own afterwards throughout portions unseen. It was a lovely afternoon and not far from Park to walk along riverbanks

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HiHo143
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went for the noon Mariachi band Mass and found it inspiring and lively. We were warmly greeted and loved the Mass which was spoken in English but sung in Spanish. There were people from all over the US and the world and it was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank maapar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great site for history. Recordings that tell you the story along with quite a few signs explaining what the buildings were used for. Clean restrooms!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SAExplorers
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the most interesting one, showing the beautiful church, lifestyle of people who lived there. If your time is limited, I'd recommend to visit Alamo and this one Церковь, жилища поселенцев, можно посмотреть как они жили и чем занимались. Если времени недостаточно, вполне можно...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kafaiz
Reviewed 6 days ago

They have a noon mariachi mass at this mission. Both a band and a choir. Was really a nice experience if you are looking for something different

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Julie O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The church is beautifully restored and the grounds of the mission give insight into the early history of the interactions between the Native Americans and the European settlers.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lkschaub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Mission San Jose. Very cool History about the mission and how it was a society based of catholic religion. Highly recommend going.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank olivert340
Reviewed 1 week ago

This mission is rich in historical significance. You can easily spend hours here walking through the grounds and reading the guide notes while getting hands on experience with the sites structures. The church is the biggest draw here. You can pack for a nice picnic...More

Date of experience: July 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 codyv839 | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.