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Mission Espada

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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Reviewed yesterday

Love this mission. I truly think it's the prettiest with the three bells, An Indian burying grounds across from the original church. Visited a couple of years ago. I personally liked the serenity.

Thank 309gaily
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved visiting each of the missions! Next time, we will rent the bikes and take the trails in between them!

Thank StacyStenz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Espada is a beautiful escape from the city. It truly embodies the spirit of St. Francis.It's a real gem!

Thank Gruenemann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe because I was hot and hungry, but, I was glad to be done with our mission trail tour, not seeing anything I had not seen before here. Of course, after seeing the other four, I would not have dreamed of leaving this one off!

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to road work and construction it is extremely difficult to get to the mission. You have to take a detour and we ended up twice at dead end roads. This is the smallest and simplest of the missions. Is is still worth seeing, but...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite church of the six missions, quaint and very peaceful from inside... you find serenity inside.

Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed June 16, 2017

Definitely a worthwhile stop on the Mission Trail to learn about the history of the Mission as well as early San Antonio

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Probably the most prettiest and simple of the 5. The furthest from town if you'd like to drive or bike the 10 miles down the Riverwalk as a cool family I met. Either way, don't skip the Missions.

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed May 30, 2017

This was the smallest of your four San Antonio Missions but so worth seeing. There is a crucifix inside this Mission and the cloth draped around the waist of Jesus is actually made from a piece of a t-shirt left by Saint John Paul II...More

Thank jcbridge
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Great way to end a day of mission visiting. Hit all five in a couple hours. Large open spaces. Easy to find. Being sunscreen and water. There is a gift shop. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Utah-Indy
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Karen S
August 13, 2016|
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Response from OregonStrider | Reviewed this property |
The self-guided tours are the best! They allow you to go at your own pace, especially if you want to take pictures, which is highly suggested!
March 28, 2015|
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Response from Nattysimps | Reviewed this property |
5pm all the info you need is on this website. nps.gov