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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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Reviewed today via mobile

We did all four missions including San Jose used the number 40 bus from the Alamo $2.75 per person all day all missions are fee to visit and the bus seems to keep an excellent schedule so you can get off and on with out...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went on a mission tour. Seeing all 5 missions was the highlight of the trip. Each has its own history and beauty about it. I recommend seeing all of them

Thank augustapettys
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great deal on the local bus service. Drops u in front of this and the other 3 missions on the tour. The missions are free so take the family.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many people only wish to focus on the Alamo while forgetting the other missions. There are on a simple trail which is helpful and easy to maneuver. I would suggest walking around the mission as there are small little pockets of history. Come visit...More

Thank faith r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide her was so knowledgeable and we learned so much from her. The tour was free and it was an hour long. You than could walk around and explore on your own.

Thank funtimefamily12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't get to spend much time at the mission because it was so hot and we went later in the day. It was beautiful though and if we had planned a little better we would have gone in the morning so we could spend...More

1  Thank Trek628614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited all the missions in San Antonio. Absolutely fabulous. The age and history are very impressive. One of best parts of our trip to San Antonio.

1  Thank bli1220
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend that you watch the 20 minuet film before exploring the grounds. It really helps you understand the history and the experience. It was well worth the bike ride, very humbling and beautiful.

1  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The onsite rangers were very helpful and knowledgeable. Enjoyed walking the massive grounds and entering into the structures and the church. Definitely a must do!

1  Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a short stop here mainly so that I could stamp my national parks passport. They have a small museum to read about the mission, as well as a short video you can watch. The grounds, surprisingly, did not have hardly any signage to...More

1  Thank sidebones
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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.