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Mission Espada

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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
Phone Number: 2106272064
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.

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I like the entire Mission Trail but this one is special

This small mission has a special doors with a unique shape. The church still does weddings This was my second visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chuck B
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Yuma, Arizona
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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This small mission has a special doors with a unique shape. The church still does weddings This was my second visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't visit during the day (before 5:00 p.m.) it's a little more difficult to get to it. My husband and I went to a Saturday evening Mass here but had to take the long way to get there since the gates from Mission Road close at 5:00. The church itself is very small but very beautiful. You can't... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the last mission on our first day of exploring. It did not disappoint and the church was amazing. Please take time to check it out and leave a donation for their restoration project.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third stop on the mission tour. This was our absolute favorite. A very small church and grounds. The church was very nice inside and had some amazing statues and a special crucifix with a relic from the pope.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the missions on the Mission Walk. It is still an active Catholic parish. Each mission is different than the rest and we were so happy that we visited each of them. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at the opening time and everything was still close 30 minutes later... the staff was still mowing the lawn. Beautiful place, but we couldnt see inside.

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fourth and last Mission stop. We recommend stopping in the visitor center to have a docent offer some understanding of the complex before you walk the grounds and visit the church. This was the first Texas Mission completed in 1756. This mission build an aqueduct, which still can be seen today nearby, that moved water 15 miles... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This mission has a fantastic façade, with a beautiful bell tower. We spent there about 15 minutes, enjoying the architecture and the church. We took lots of pictures that all came out great.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this in the summer heat with my sister on a trip to San Antonio. We drove the mission trail and this mission was my favorite. I picked up a walking stick medallion and a small bell to adorn my stick to remember my visit by. The grounds are beautiful and we'll kept. The mission was in great shape... More 

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Fulton, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Making our way through the missions, this one had several photo opportunities for us. It is interesting to see the differences of each mission along the trail. We will visit it again!

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