Mission San Juan

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Mission San Juan
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Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.
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volcanogirl
Texas13,445 contributions
We enjoyed doing the mission trail. Of all the missions, this one seemed quieter and less developed than the others. It features a large, white chapel that looks very different from the other missions. We enjoyed reading the history of it being a walled city. Don't miss the back gate where people had to stop and ask permission to enter. There are a few trails in back that lead down to the river. If you only have time to see a couple of missions, I probably wouldn't make this one a priority, but it's worth seeing if you have time.
Written April 19, 2022
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Mark D
Weatherford, TX663 contributions
This is the crown jewel of the four missions within the Mission Historical Park, and its visitor's center is by the far the best. The grounds are remarkably well preserved with ongoing excavations. The church is nothing less than spectacular, but may close in inclement weather. Be sure to walk outside the walls to see the mill and other grounds features. This is a National Park, no tickets or reservations required.
Written June 5, 2021
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Gage C
Houston, TX45 contributions
Solo
San Juan is in my opinion the weakest of the four missions, but it is still quite pretty and is interesting. I would definately recommend seeing all four Missions for those with the time, so this one would be easily seen on the way between San Jose Espada. The church is pretty and the mission is the only one with an irrigation system left as well as the remains of a never finished church. Only minor complaint would be that due to this mission and Espada being visited less than Concepción and San Jose, there is only sometimes a park ranger and visitor center open, as they alternate with Espada during the week.
Written March 20, 2020
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Russell A
Portland, OR180 contributions
This one is in between Mission San Jose and Mission Espada, both of which are cooler than this one. The church building itself is closed up, and the mission design seems a bit simpler. It's not as grand as San Jose, nor as quietly graceful as Espada, but since it's in the middle, give it a look as you ride by.
Written April 26, 2021
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RandiFayeC
Longwood, FL1,024 contributions
Part of our wonderful day on the mission trail - we did part by public bus, part walking, part bicycle rental and also uber.
This was our first stop - took the bus from the Alamo. The church was open, the grounds are not expansive but interesting both currently and historically. Clean restrooms.
We then walked on the trail to Mission Espada.
Written January 16, 2020
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Kelly B
Iowa4,162 contributions
We stopped at this mission on a late Friday afternoon, and were almost the only people there. It made for a very quiet and peaceful visit.

Although not as spectacular as the other missions, I thought this was still a very worthwhile stop. There’s a few ruined buildings on the grounds that you can look at, besides the main church building. The church is small, but really pretty.

Behind the church were a few plants, such as a cactus. There was also a nature trail, but we didn’t have time to walk on it.
Written May 9, 2021
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axj23
Cincinnati, OH414 contributions
Friends
We enjoyed stopping by! However we could have not seen it and been okay. We rented a car for a day to go up towards Austin so we figured we would just check it out since it was too far to walk from downtown. Very pretty though!
Written February 8, 2020
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kythoro
Lexington, SC822 contributions
We were pleasantly surprised to discover that this mission was actively having services when we visited. We were greeted by a very knowledgeable gentleman who explained the mission's history until the service ended and we could briefly enter the church. Beautiful minimal décor that was unique to the time period of the church. Very peaceful and reverent area.
Written October 23, 2020
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Tastefullycoco - The Simple Treasures
Warrington, PA574 contributions
The missions are wonderful and an important part of our early American history. I am so glad I visited all of the them on my recent visit to San Antonio. This one doesn't disappoint. Very quiet and on beautiful grounds. The mission church is still open and is exquisite in its quaint beauty.
Written June 29, 2021
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tatts15
Centennial, CO401 contributions
Friends
Our second mission on the Mission Trail, working our way from the south end. Lovely, peaceful setting. Informative, well organized visitor center. The mission church is open occasionally. Hours were not posted. Very interesting and well worth a visit!
Written January 24, 2020
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