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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #24 of 204 Attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions
Activities: Biking
Description: A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
63 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is the smallest and most ruined of the missions I visited and some of the buildings were covered in scaffolding. It's most notable for its aqueduct, about half a mile away, which is still in use. The church, also, is still in use (with the priest staying in one of the buildings on the site at weekends when he... More

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Victoria, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Currently being restored. Of course I picked the one mission in San Antonio covered in scaffolds! We did walk around the outter walls and tried to get a bit of history feel. We took some really cool pictures. I hope to go back soon to be able to see the inside and outside of the church minus the scaffolds.

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San Antonio, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very good part of Texas history and San Antonio history. Must see all the missions to see how they connect and the role each one played in the development and history of San Antonio.

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

OK, I'm a professional tour guide and I've been to all five of the San Antonio Missions. They are the Alamo, San Jose, San Juan, Concepcion and Espada have been nominated for World Heritage Site status (we should hear results in 2015.) Espada is currently undergoing renovations that have been completed at San Jose and San Juan. But it is... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've lived in the San Antonio area for years, but I had never completed the mission trail. It was time! Each stop is unique and filled with area history. The City has now opened an expansion of the Riverwalk so that you can bike along the river to each of the missions. We did not bike, but drove to each... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I do love to visit historical sites so it's a little strange that I hadn't visited Mission Espada on the south side of San Antonio, Texas...I live in San Antonio. I guess places near home always fall in the "we can go anytime" category and so it was with Mission Espada. Dating back to 1690 it's a beautiful example of... More

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Iowa City
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went to all of the Missions in the San Antonio National Historic sites. It was interesting tour of some important sites in the area and all 5 missions were easy to locate. It was well worth the time to go and see them. Unfortunately, they are renovating Mission Espana and we were not able to view the interior of... More

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Live Oak, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Beautiful mission set in a wonderful park. Eye opening! This is an easy and delightful way to walk through the early history of Texas.

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San Antonio, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

After visiting all of the missions in San Antonio, I find myself wanting to return over and over to Mission Espada. It is the smallest of the missions, but there's something very charming and comforting about this place that keeps drawing me back. It's the happiest of the four, with lots of beautiful blooming flowers outside of the living quarters... More

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Orange, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I really wanted to see this one but it's under construction so you cant go in :/ not really much to see if you cant go in.

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