All these years and I didn't know this mission was around. I thank Trip Advisor for listing it. I was in San Antonio for a couple of days for business. Stayed by the Riverwalk, visited some sites I hadn't seen before and on our last day I looked in trip advisor for other sites to see in San Antonio and this was listed a top favorite. Anyhow, from where we were (hotel), the drive south was only about 15 minutes, maybe 20 because I followed my GPS and took me somewhere else (a couple of blocks short). Once we were there, I was surprised at the size and beauty. The Alamo has a lot of pictures of what the mission used to look like, but the San Jose Mission is intact and you see the actual mission with its walls, trees and church. After visiting this mission, I find the Alamo overrated. Still worth visiting once, but definitely consider seeing the other missions. There are five in total, I believe. We didn't have time to see the other 3 but next time I'm in San Antonio, I'll definitely add it to my list of places to see.
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