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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
Activities: Biking
Description: A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.

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The Little Mission that could

Lovely little church somewhat off the beaten path. But worth the trouble to locate it. Still an active parish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We saw Mission Espada while a bus tour traveling to all of the missions in the San Antonio area. Beautiful old structures with so much history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely little church somewhat off the beaten path. But worth the trouble to locate it. Still an active parish.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Some areas have been preserved. The mission is like most others of this era but smaller but has an active church service on Sunday's

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Mission Espada is worth a visit just for its simple beauty. It is small, which adds to the appeal. Rough and worn wooden pews, white walls, and simple crosses. A fitting end to the Mission Trail visits.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Mission Espada is the farthest from downtown and reached by visiting the Alamo, Concepción Mission, San José Mission, San Juan Bautista and finally- Espada Mission. It is surrounded by a rural area and very far from the many people who surround the downtown Alamo or the other missions. Espada is tranquil, watered by an old "acequia" built by its original... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Kept in great shape. Definitely a nice stop for history buffs and for families just wanting to sightsee around town. Great for bike riders - just a short ride from downtown SA.

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The smallest and most quaint of the missions. My son did a report on this mission in junior high so wanted to view it.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a very small mission and we were not actually able to get inside due to the doors being locked, however the view of the architecture from the outside was very interesting.

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Leesburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A beautiful example of rural life and missionary work. Structures in addition to the currently operational church make for a relaxed afternoon visit. The Aquaduct used for irrigation is nearby and easy to visit just a short distance from the main grounds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We never have people visit us in San Antonio without taking them by the missions - the Alamo is also worth a visit and is definitely historic as well, but the other missions are worth their own trip in and of themselves. Take time to talk to the volunteers - a lot of them have a personal connection to the... More 

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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio

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