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Mission San Juan

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Address: 9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3625
Phone Number: 2109321001
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Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along...

Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.

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Another mission included in the mission trail. You have to see them all. Included in the mission trail and very interesting.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another mission included in the mission trail. You have to see them all. Included in the mission trail and very interesting.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The US Parks has done a fair job of maintaining the grounds but unfortunately you are not allowed in the mission. I have been to Mexico and Central America and have seen beautiful Church that were built in the 1500s and are still in use today and available to anyone to look in. The grounds here are well maintained and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mission San Juan is another mission allowing an embrace of its history without the large crowds you'll find at The Alamo. This mission has spectacular architecture, is easy to access, and our best views were just after a spring rain, as the photos below will show. This mission surrounds you with sights and sounds familiar from the others while completely... More 

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George West, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking inside the walls gives you a sense of this community of faith. The rose window is classic and well preserved. See how the mission community used the church as the central meeting place.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The San Antonio missions are like jewels in a crown,some are diamonds and others might be rubies but all are gems,San Juan is no exception. Its' church is painted white and the grounds are peaceful. There are nice exhibits to learn about the missions and San Antonio's Spanish colonization and efforts to establish Christianity among the native population. I enjoyed... More 

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Buda, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise. Although there are wonderful missions in San Antonio this ranks right up there with them. And it is still in use by the neighborhood locals. Lots of actual rooms you can enter as well as the historic chapel. You can go on your own or be guided by a national park ranger. This place is on... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each mission has their own story to tell. Is telling of the time and place. Some are out of the way but might be worth going to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here's how to see the missions on the 40 VIVA; thanks to my bus driver. Take the 40 from the Alamo, far side of the street; on the hour and half hour if I remember right. Go all the way to Mission San Juan, where he has a half hour layover, and always waits for the next bus; plenty of... More 

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Houston, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't walk all the grounds, but kinda wish we had. We were really hot and left our water in the car (tip: bring a cooler with water during warmer months, it will be worth it!).So we skipped the grounds to get back to our water. Next time we will walk the grounds for sure! The cross out frond was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the smallest mission we visited. Couldn't go into church because the roof had collapsed. They said they didn't know when would be reopened because of cost to repair. I wish they had had a donation box set up to collect for repairs. I think people would donate. Admission is free. Bring a cooler with cool drinks. None sold... More 

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