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Mission San Jose

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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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All reviews rose window visitor center mariachi mass park ranger living quarters active church guided tour native americans gift shop beautiful church great history lots of history texas history worth the trip piece of history great place to visit walk around
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Reviewed yesterday

Wife and I attended Mass at the historic mission that included a mariachi band. Amazing history here.

Thank Walter K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was surprised by this, as I didn’t know this mission was in such good condition and is a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. This depicted what the missions were like in a very real sense

Thank 556gracec
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic part of our history and we highly recommend it to fellow travelers in the area beautiful spot

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was in a tour group. There was a lot to see, but not enough time to read the signage. (I realize this happens in a group). The restoration work was good. Our guide explained why some of the restoration was historical and some was...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to San Antonio. A very well preserved Mission and is still used today. Loved the creative way they use to grind their flour. This was part of our tour and would not have gone if it...More

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in San Antonio to visit The Alamo and a local told us about this place and that it was worth the 10 minute ride. The Mission is off the beaten path in a quiet residential area. The grounds are in great condition and...More

Thank FtMyersTony71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 2 families, with 4 kids. We all loved exploring the Mission. The grounds were beautiful. There are rooms you can go in. It is still an active church, so I’d recommend you not go during service hours so that you can see inside...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mission San Jose is part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mission San Jose, which dates back to the early 1700s, is the most complete of the four missions that make up the park. Persons interested...More

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Mariachi Bilingual mass at 9:30 am on Sunday. Nice priest, volunteers welcomed us and made us feel right at home. Beautiful church!

Thank miamitexmex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spend at least a couple of hours at this incredible mission and be sure you have an expert guide to lead you through and tell you the many layers of stories. You will see many remnants of the past and appreciate the architecture and design....More

Thank Lynn S
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nancyspanjer
February 1, 2018|
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Response from Stephen A | Reviewed this property |
Yes... good parking..
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
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Awmartinez
December 7, 2016|
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Response from Cody V | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.
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