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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...

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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This is a fabulous place, talk to a ranger!

There are lots and lots of hands on display at this mission. Much more intriguing than its ore famous neighbor to the north. Lightly visited. IMHO, a true gem!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are lots and lots of hands on display at this mission. Much more intriguing than its ore famous neighbor to the north. Lightly visited. IMHO, a true gem!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my favorite of the San Antonio missions. I enjoyed walking around this large mission and experiencing history. My enthusiasm was slightly dampened when I was told how much of the site was reconstructed . Still it provides the best example of mission life in the San Antonio area. Most folks who are interested in history will want to... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a tour with a friend. Seems like the tour was way too long! Interesting to see, but allowed way too much time to "hang out". Had to cut it short – – but worth seeing.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have loved all of our visits to the Missions. Our family has enjoyed hearing the history and seeing the beautiful architecture. You can take a guided tour or just mill around. Nice and expensive.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After mission Concepción and the Alamo, this is my other favorite. I recommend you to visit all four southern Missions starting from Mission Espada and keep going up until Concepcion! Bring comfortable shoes, your camera and have fun learning a lil' bit about the History of the Country!

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Pittsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the second mission we visited. After the Alamo I think that this is the best kept in original form. We spent about an hour here looking at barracks, and the indigenous homes. The church was beautiful and believe is still an active parish.

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Quinlan, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this mission as well as all the other missions on the trail. This one has the visitor center. It is probably the largest and best preserved.

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Ogden Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Apart from the Alamo, we really enjoyed our visit to this Mission. It has been restored very well, the chapel is beautiful inside. The history of this Mission has been documented very well, it's a great visit if you have an hour or two.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not many people get away from the Riverwalk. Well, they should! Go to the Missions. They're all different and give you a different perspective on the development of San Antonio over several centuries

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By car, by bike, by tour bus, this is a not to miss adventure in the history of our country. The National Park Service maintains the missions on the Mission Trail. Most require walking once you are at the site. Restrooms and historical information are available at this and other mission sites. One can donate for upkeep, but the sites... More 

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