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Often overlooked, but worth a brief visit

The smallest of the four missions on the Mission Trail. Mostly ruins of the original mission where... read more

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Carole M
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Des Moines, United States
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We went to this tour as part of a tour of four missions in the San Antonio area. The chapel was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SGeries
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Yukon, Oklahoma
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Franciscan Mission established in 1731 and an historical attraction along the Mission Trail in San Antonio.
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9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3625
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Reviewed yesterday

The smallest of the four missions on the Mission Trail. Mostly ruins of the original mission where only the foundations are left with just a few structures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carole M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This, and San Espada can be skipped- there’s not much to see here, not much of the sites left. Just stick to the other two.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Of all four Missions we've visited south of SA, this was the least interesting and beautiful one. At the same time, this was the only one that had a white plaster facade over the stone structure, but it seemed pretty much neglected. Like the others,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this tour as part of a tour of four missions in the San Antonio area. The chapel was very interesting and it was great to see where the mission was still under construction when it was abandoned. We enjoyed the tour very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SGeries
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, pick up a brochure "San Antonio Missions." Okay, I did that for you; see my pictures. Second, head to the Mission Espada: that's the furthest south. If our self-guided "tour" was any indication, most people do the opposite. This is the largest mission of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take some time to see a relic from Texas' history. We cannot understand the conquistadors without looking at the religious influence they brought with them.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Bill K
Reviewed December 31, 2018

This church is a part of the mission trail. There were signs with history and maps. Parking was good.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gshore
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Here is another church on the mission trail that never moved from is granary start. All churches on the trail are active parishes so you might get to take part in a service if you want this church still has the Adobe faced sides so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank juliebfromindy
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Another of the 5 missions in San Antonio and another example of the architecture of the 1700's. The history of the missions and the lives of the native Americans who lived with the Franciscans who open the missions before the Texas Revolution.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Extroop
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

This Mission is the third on the Mission Trail in San Antonio. The Mission is in fair condition considering its age. There is an active church on the site which is very narrow but contains a very beautifully decorated altar backdrop. Truly magnificent statuary make...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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