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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
Phone Number: +1 210-229-4770
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San...

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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We took the guided tour, which I highly recommend. Our guide was so knowledgeable and funny. Allow plenty of time so your not rushed, we spent 2 hours. This is a must see when... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the guided tour, which I highly recommend. Our guide was so knowledgeable and funny. Allow plenty of time so your not rushed, we spent 2 hours. This is a must see when your in the area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the largest mission of them all in San Antonio, also called the Queen of the Missions. It is easy to get to, and is also a fun stop on a bike ride along the San Antonio River trail. We rode our bikes and it is a little off the direct route of the river, you have to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visiting this 219 year old mission was a wonderful experience on both a physical and spiritual level. It was stunning and the church itself was well preserved and you knew it's purpose was to help people on a spiritual level. Services are still held there. The world has obviously changed since 1797 so this was a special step back in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited all of the missions in San Antonio, but this to me was hands down the most beautiful, inspirational and awe inspiring. Though I'm not Catholic by faith, I felt a true sense of the Holy Spirit and a keen sense of peace just sitting quietly and meditating for a few minutes. I feel I am forever changed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went for a drive one day in San Antonio and came across Mission San Jose and Mission San Jaun. They are a great day out for a nice walk and some history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only worth about 20 min time but a beautiful view of an untouched mission from the 1800's. Not alot to see inside but still worth the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history displays and the entire mission site was preserved, including grounds, native tribe residence areas along walls, Spanish priest and soldier lodging areas, and, of course, the church.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 5 missions in the UNESCO site, the 4 of the National Park, and the Alamo. This is the best, although they all should be visited.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful mission to visit and it's inspiring to go inside the building and hear about the history. It's wonderful to walk the grounds and just take everything in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the Alamo provides a good understanding of the conflicts that led to the creation of Texas, it is this Mission that provides a better understanding of what brought the Spanish to this area of the new world. This park provides the best interpretation of the lives and history of the first Europeans in the area, and demonstrates their impact... More 

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