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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 2106272064
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.

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Of all the missions, I liked this one best. Tucked away in an outlying San Antonio neighborhood, the facade and quaint bells are, well, just perfect. Make the trip and GO INSIDE!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Matthew M
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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235 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the missions, I liked this one best. Tucked away in an outlying San Antonio neighborhood, the facade and quaint bells are, well, just perfect. Make the trip and GO INSIDE!

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Thank Matthew M
Austin, Texas
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190 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the smaller Missions that is part of the San Antonio Missions National Park. You can see the mission and explore the grounds in 30-45 minutes, and then the San Juan Mission is very close. You can see that it is still an active parish, and since it is about 250 years old, you really "feel" the... More 

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Thank LK R
Maine
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I definitely recommend checking this mission out if you're into historical architecture. The front facade of the church is really cool. I really enjoyed it.

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Thank SoxWin09
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of three missions we visited in January 2016. This mission isn't as large or ornate as some of the others but very nice. All three of the missions we visited were easy to navigate to.

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Thank Glenda E
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85 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about taking time to visit the four missions in San Antonio. We spent a day visiting them. I found each one to be unique in it's own way and highly recommend taking time to stop and tour them.

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Thank 7tammy
Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like I was really out in the country when I biked to this mission. Very pretty route from San Jose took me to the quaintest of the San Antonia Missions. I am really glad I did not miss this...be sure to go inside...like stepping wayback in time.

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Thank gruner1206
San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice to take a day or two and visit all five missions on the San Antonio Mission Trail. Nice facilities run by the federal government.

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Thank Ralph S
New Haven
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of the four missions administered by the National Park Service is my favorite. The mission and setting are beautiful.

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Thank Chuck52310
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This was my favourite out of all five. Great Architecture and loved the trail behind the church. The history was nicely showcased inside the mission. Absolutely loved it. Do not miss the trail and do it. It will take you to the old San Antonio river

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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This mission was the hardest and furthest. But, worth the trip! It's a tiny mission, but the architecture is different from the rest.

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