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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Ranked #25 of 198 attractions in San Antonio
Type: Missions
Activities: Biking
Description: A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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San Antonio, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This mission is truly beautiful and I was disappointed that we were unable to visit the chapel due to repairs being made on it. If we are ever back in San Antonio we will definitely bike the mission trail again and visit them all again!

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New York City, New York
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145 reviews 145 reviews
126 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Mission espada is the oldest on the trail and definitely the most isolated of the group which is nice if you are looking to relax or pray. While small, there is an amazing amount of craftsmanship in the stone and woodwork. Take the time to see the trail through to its end and check out this final mission.

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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81 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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