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Mission San Juan

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Address: 9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
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Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction...

Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.

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Different from the others

This was the fourth and last mission we saw. It is different from the first three (Alamo, Mission San Jose and Mission Conception.) It is much smaller, but still beautiful. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Arlington, Illinois

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Arlington, Illinois
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the fourth and last mission we saw. It is different from the first three (Alamo, Mission San Jose and Mission Conception.) It is much smaller, but still beautiful. We were there on Farm Day, so that was something extra. When I was in the church I could hear what sounded like monks singing, not sure where is was... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Known for its agriculture, this small mission has a story of how irrigation was created to make vegetable producing farms. The mission's exterior is uniquely different than the other missions with bright white smooth stone and large church bells. The inside of the church is quaint with a few pews. If cycling, this mission and Mission Espada do not have... More 

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Pittsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This mission was different from the front it was all white. The inside of the mission was very nice. Each of the missions is very unique and each and everyone is worth visiting.

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Quinlan, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally built in East Texas, the mission was moved to San Antonio in 1731 to the fertile land along the San Antonio river. Its crops and orchards made it a regional supplier of produce.

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Spring, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful mission that you should certainly visit. Each mission is very unique in design and worth spending some time exploring. Be sure to bring a camera!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the missions along the trail. I wouldn't say it is the prettiest of them all but it is still beautiful. Be sure to stop and read the plaques as you walk around the premises. You can go inside the church, light a candle and sit and enjoy.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

World heritage sites, beautifully maintained. Awesome work on irrigation done by Franciscan brothers, acequas or canals, authentic cultivated crops. Worth seeing them all

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The Mission church and grounds were nice, but are not as exceptional as the others on the Mission Trail. The area around this Mission unfortunately has theft problems. (While the parking lot had cars coming and going on the Saturday morning and a Park Ranger within eye sight, the car across from us was broken into and the guest's valuables... More 

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The second stop on the San Antonio Mission Trail and probably the least preserved site. We didn't get to see the inside of this church.

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Although it is one of the smaller S.A. mission, San Juan exudes a sense of calm and peace. It has a small demonstration farm just outside the walls of the Mission which is watered from the acequia or water irrigation ditch. It also has a nice 15 minute hiking trail behind the visitors center. All churches in the Missions are... More 

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