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Mission Espada

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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 2105348833
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Activities: Biking
Description: A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.

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UNESCO Heritage Site!

A must visit for the newly selected heritage site(s). I've always loved visiting the SA Missions now I want to support it even more. Take a ride along the mission river reach and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must visit for the newly selected heritage site(s). I've always loved visiting the SA Missions now I want to support it even more. Take a ride along the mission river reach and stop by a historic mission. Also attend a Sunday mass.

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San Antonio, tX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautiful and historic! If you visit San Antonio it is a must on the list of thinks to see. Make time for a visit!

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Houston
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a beautiful mission on the trail of missions. I did not get to go in and see it because it was being reconditioned. I hope to go back and see it soon.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are more than a few well known missions here in San Antonio but of them all, this is one of my favorites. No entry free, ample parking and a great spot for any photographer, Mission Espada is rich with history, beautiful gardening and a sight to see to say the least.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This may be one of the smaller San Antonio missions, but it is not to missed. Lots of great information on signs posted around the property and the Roman style brickwork was fascinating. Don't forget to also visit the acqueduct nearby!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Mission Espada was simply amazing. I am so glad to have taken the entire tour and to learn about the missions, how they served the natives and taught them trades. As much as we talk about 'sustainability' now, I wonder who would be surprised to learn the Catholic church was introducing sustainable practice to the San Antonio area centuries ago.

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Katy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is the smallest of the missions but it has a lot of character. It is also the oldest of the missions. Very quaint.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

So the Mission Trail is one of the primary things I recommend to travelers who are visiting San Antonio for the first time, but if they don't have time for the whole trail, then THIS is the one to see. To me it is by far the most beautiful and spiritual of the four missions. It's at the south end... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Mission Espada is one of the best stops on the mission trail in San Antonio. for a photographer the evening light coming from behind the mission to PERFECT! and the golden hour is amazing here

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Needville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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