This park, which basically circles the most famous mission in all of San Antonio, if not the world - The Alamo - is composed of a number of mission that existed during the Texas Revolution of late 1835-1836. Like the Alamo, they were all built many years before the War and are somewhat similar in design. The real beauty of these less commercialized missions than the Alamo, is that you can get an idea as to what the Alamo must have actually looked like during the Revolution. They are all in more rural areas around the city and especially for Mission San Fernando, you get the idea that this is what the Alamo really looked like during the Siege (the well-recognized "hump" on the façade of the current Alamo did not exist at that time). Take in the quiet and the majesty of these old missions and get a glimpse of what Old San Antonio really looked like - no hotels, parking garages, auditoriums, wax museums or movie houses..
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