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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the trip to this mission. There is a lot of information and exhibits. The grounds are massive and you can spend 3-4 hours exploring. Parking is free and the gift shop has many inexpensive souvenirs.

Thank 49albertf
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Mission San Jose on Sunday, with the anticipation of going to the noon Mariachi Mass. We arrived early and was able to get a seat for this beautiful, passionate Mass. The singing and music was touching and I'll never forget the feeling...More

Thank Lisamad6
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stumbled across this mission when we were looking for something else. We were pleasantly surprised. It was beautiful. The chapel was very beautiful. Looked like the alter artwork and sculptures had been recently restored.

Thank Mil N
Reviewed 17 October 2016

So glad we chose to visit this mission since it is the most complete one in san antonio. Beautiful location and a great way to see how they lived.

Thank Soap900
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This mission had a small museum and a film from the park service that was well made and informative. There's also historical information in some of the buildings. The site is in good shape although there's more original stuff at Concepcion. If you have time...More

Thank TravelingAuntA
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There are several Missions in San Antonio, but if you have time for one, besides The Alamo, go to this one is amazingly beautiful. There is a movie that runs every 30min, very well done, Bring your camera and enjoy the place.! If you have...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked around the property and thought of olden years and the people who must have lived in the area. Wonderful for history buffs.

Thank Clara E
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The crown jewel of the missions. Beautifully restored. The grainery is very intersting to watch work as it grinds corn powered by water from the Acequia Madre. The rose window is beautiful. The arches are glorious.

Thank Celeste S
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice historical sites. Amazing it's preserved through the years. We self guided our way through. Still holds Sunday services. Glad we visited the oldest church in the U.S.

Thank beefy1464
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We thought all the Missions would be the same, but they are not. It is easy to see all five on the same day, and I would certainly recommend that you do.

Thank CocoaBerkshire
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Lisa A
29 January 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
7 December 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.
10 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The missions Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada are in the National Park. Mission San Antonio de Valero "The Alamo" is part of the World Heritage but I don't think it is... More