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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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Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bell tower” (8 reviews)
“small church” (4 reviews)
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
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"bell tower"
in 8 reviews
"small church"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"national historical park"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"active church"
in 5 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 4 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 5 reviews
"san antonio river"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"texas history"
in 4 reviews
"mission"
in 280 reviews
"aqueduct"
in 21 reviews
"ruins"
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"trail"
in 32 reviews
"chapel"
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Reviewed November 14, 2016

These missions on the mission trail are worth a visit. It is a great drive to all or you can take a bike or bus. The church here was amazing. I could have sat there all day inside. Beautiful setting. Very interesting. A part of...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2016

Had a wonderful experience last time we were there...they were having a baptism--not sure what the horses were about as we didn't stay to see the complete ceremony.

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

We did not have time to tour the Mission itself but drove to the aqueduct area. The historical marker has excellent information concerning how and why the aqueduct was made -- even that from an engineering perspective it shouldn't have worked, but it did. This...More

1  Thank Ann T
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This church and it's attached buildings are very picturesque. Being under the National Parks Service the information was very informative.

Thank Elly M
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This grouping of missions really help you to understand the Texas history and why each mission and the Alamo are important to their history. It is well worth the stop if you are in the San Antoino area and like history. I enjoy being in...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2016

This one isn't in the city but not too far either. Great place to learn more about the missions history.

Thank Stargrl6
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

As part of a group of missions Espada was good for a look around didn't spend much time there but there is a visitor centre there

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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

A truly great mission complex, showing the scope of mission life. Foundation work shows the granaries and storehouses for Espada's immense (at the time) agricultural program. Nearby ruins of aqueduct system that carried water over 15 miles to fields from the San Antonio River can...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2016

An old Spanish mission in San Antonio with a unique spirit to the place. Spend some time here and try to imagine how the life was some hundreds of years ago.

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

The Presidio is where Santa Ana slaughtered almost 400 of Fannins men and heaped them up and burned them. It is owned by the Csrholic diocese of Victoria and they ask that you show reverence in the chapel, which is beautiful. It reminds me of...More

Thank KarolaRS
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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!
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5pm all the info you need is on this website. nps.gov
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