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Mission Trail

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Address: San Antonio, TX
Phone Number: +1 210-932-1001
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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San Antonio's most important attraction.

The missions of San Antonio turned out to be the best discovery we made, during our second visit to this wonderful city. The four missions are located on a clearly marked trail... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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North Bay Village, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The missions of San Antonio turned out to be the best discovery we made, during our second visit to this wonderful city. The four missions are located on a clearly marked trail. To take this pilgrimage takes you back to when the Franciscan monks came into the area to spread Catholicism, which remains the primary religion in the area. The... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ride my bike on the Mission Trail as often as I can. One things to note for people looking to visit and check it out, is to know the distance and be prepared. It is not an easy ride for someone with little physical fitness. Round trip from the King William area to Mission Espada and back is just... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the city bus to visit all the missions. I believe it was Route 40. The all day bus pass is $2.75 and we caught the bus right in front of The Alamo.. The missions are a few miles apart from each other. From the Alamo we decided to start with the last mission on the bus route, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited all the missions on the missions trail and were not disappointed. They have it laid out really well for those who want to walk, bike or drive. These are historic grounds and museums that are an integral part of the local history and culture that helped create the Texas we know and love.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

following the missions - whether in sunny California, Arizona, or Old Mexico is always a lesson in the history of the region. This Mission Trail is full of interesting information. The hardships - American indigenous peoples - the cost of human lives are all part of life in a mission.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a car rental and was able to drive to each of the missions. I had brought along my gps which helped in location of each. I believe they also have busses or tours that you to each of them. We chose to do our own thing and like I said in previous reviews there was a phone number... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

recently recognized by the UN as a world heritage site the missions are a key part of San Antonio's history. Originally established as protective locations for native people the missions taught Spanish, agriculture and Catholicism to the original inhabitants. Several sites are currentl operating as parishes for descendants of the native people( though most are identified as Hispanic today). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mission trail was very interesting. We went to 3 of the 4 missions and it only took around 3 hours to drive and stop at the 3. It was a great time to check out the history of the area. This is an easy thing to do for all.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started along the trail quite early, and found the buildings are not opened until 10am. Enjoyed learning about the early settlements by the Spanish priests.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This ride is wonderful. We have done it in spring and fall, both are lovely. We chose to start at the south end at Mission Espada and ride up to the city, stop for lunch in the city, then enjoy the downhill on the return. You can stop at as many missions as you desire, each has its own flavor,... More 

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