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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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"A Beauty"

Smaller than some, but oh so, beautiful! Someone used the word "tranquil" in their review. And, they nailed it!!! This is a very tranquil mission. I loved it! There are many spots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Smaller than some, but oh so, beautiful! Someone used the word "tranquil" in their review. And, they nailed it!!! This is a very tranquil mission. I loved it! There are many spots that is perfect for capturing beautiful pictures. I'm sure it has probably been done, but this would be an ideal spot for engagement pictures.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

South end of the Mission Trail. Mission Espada is still being restored. You can see where repairs have been done and other areas still in ruins. Not as elaborate as the bigger missions on the Missions Trail, but none the less beautiful.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If I could sum up this place in one word it would be: tranquil. The lawns are quiet, yet filled with history, and its a great place to admire the outdoors. It's also closely located to the river walk.

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Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Another lovely location. The missions are all located fairly close together so it is possible to see them all. Well preserved.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful, will maintain, very accessible from downtown San Antonio whether by car or bike and extremely inspirational

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is the smallest of the missions but worth seeing. The church is small but quaint. The history is very interesting ,as with all the other missions. If I remember correctly this is the mission that they found some bones at but all the remains were reintered there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

worth the short drive it takes to go see this quaint little piece of Catholic history. Masses still being said here. Lovely.

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This mission was the farthest south and the smallest of those we visited. It's ic walk around and the building is interesting but not a must see unless you have the time.

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Letchworth Garden City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the furthest South of the five missions and quite nice (but only San Jose is a must see). The church is quaint with some lovely photo opportunities from the front with the signature bell tower.

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Salt Lake City, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We visited all of the missions except the Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero) on Easter Sunday. They were all beautifully decorated and very peaceful. The guided tour at Mission San Jose is well worth the time.

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