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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At this mission men learned trades such as weaving, blacksmith etc. Very interesting to learn about the different mission. I believe children would be bored.

Thank funtimefamily12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the mission furthermost from downtown. Be sure to visit their museum which is staffed by a National Park Service employee. Learned about red dye...did not know it came from a bug.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another must see. The artwork inside this mission is awesome. The grounds around the mission are also worth the time and the walk.

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our real history that happened with the original European Spanish settlers a long time ago and what appears to be a world away.

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mission Espada is one of the 5 frontier missions built by Spanish missionaries in the early 18th century and now designated as UNESCO heritage sites. Found in 1690 as Mission San Francisco de los Tejas, it was the oldest church in Texas, but the current...More

Thank autumncs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was just amazing, small but just beautiful. I loved coming here and walking around outside. Mass was going on and the doors closed to i could not go inside during my visit. The gift shop has a lot of neat things to buy...More

Thank Carlos C
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This is the farthest south mission and the least developed but I think you should see all 5 missions. The working aqueduct nearby is well worth a visit. This mission has ample free parking, good signage with simple explanations of mission life, and an be...More

Thank David J
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Another beautiful mission in the city of San Antonio. Love the fact that these missions are still used today. The scenery is beautiful. Found a cool cross to hang on my wall along w a cool cross pendant. Worth going to visit!

Thank Kelley R
Reviewed July 2, 2018

One of the smaller missions. Remarkable, but if short on time, this is the one I would skip. Recommended.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

This was the last stop on our self-directed Mission tour. What a charming little chapel. It was quiet, well-cared for, and a spirit-filled moment in our day. A memorable stop for us.

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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