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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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One of the smaller but no less important

Although this one is no where near as big and grand as the others it is equally as beautiful. I especially love the inside of the church. Probably my favorite as far as that goes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Needville

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Needville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Although this one is no where near as big and grand as the others it is equally as beautiful. I especially love the inside of the church. Probably my favorite as far as that goes. Enjoyed walking around all the ruins.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The view of all the missions are very spectacular this is just one of the 4 that i had visited in san antonio and all are fantastic places to go and take pictures and also the rooms temps are cooler in the summer and are a cold in the winter i have been there to all mission there many times... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Rich history and great place to shoot photos with scenic backgrounds. The trails are nice with biking and walking, exercise trails. Be sure to bring a camera so you don't miss anything.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Go back in history by walking the well maintain mission grounds. Great for all ages. Take a hat or umbrella because the sun is a bit much.

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Stoneville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio

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