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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #21 of 190 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions
Activities: Biking
Description: A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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tampa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This mission was great, you could get out and take pictures and you had time to look around the grounds. These missions with the exception of the Alamo were definitely worth seeing when in San Antonio.

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Bassett, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This mission was the one we liked the best out of the 4 we visited in the San Antonio area. I would definitely recommend a visit to Mission Espada.

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shanghai
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228 reviews 228 reviews
76 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

we visited here last on the mission trail and almost didn't as it was getting late but we were really glad we did as this is a very lovely small church which feels very intimate. It was with Conception our favourite one of the mission churches.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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150 reviews 150 reviews
129 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you are driving down the mission trail, first would be the Alamo, then Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, The Espada Aquaduct, and finally Mission Espada. Or the opposite order if you are starting from the south. The Espada Aqueduct is just a little stop right before you get to the Mission Espada. Glad I stopped, but... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Mission Espada feels pretty remote. There is a aqueduct nearby that is worthy of visiting as well. We visited this last mission on a Sunday morning and got there just in time for mass. While we walked the grounds, we could her the Spanish mass over a speaker outside near the church. I thought it was a special place and... More

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Morgan, TX
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Mission Espada is a little more difficult to find, but well worth the time and effort. So much history and a beautiful church.

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Manassas va
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127 reviews 127 reviews
65 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

it is off the beaten path. It is connected to the other missions so it is worth a quick visit. It is a small mission. I couldnt see much since they were having a funeral there. It is looked very nice.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
68 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Many people admire photographs of Espada, but they don't realize it's a bit out of the way when compared to San Juan and Concepcion. Yet Espada is connected to the other missions as part of the trail that's dotted with rentable bicycles. Espada is worth the visit because of the beautiful three-bell feature. It still has an active parish, and... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
33 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

LOVE THE MISSIONS IN SAN ANTONIO LOCATION: About 10-15 minutes outside of town, depending on your direction. Right nearby Mission San Jose - so you can see two within just a few minutes of each other We stopped for an hour on our way to visit some of the missions within San Antonio; including the Alamo. This mission specifically is... More

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Joshua
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The least visited mission, but also nice. This is a small mission and an active parish. It can easily be seen in 30 minutes or less.

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