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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
Phone Number: 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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Beautiful Church considered the queen of the missions in San Antonio you can still attend Mass here on a Saturday evening I believe ours and Sunday the Mariachi Mass is beautiful

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

Beautiful Church considered the queen of the missions in San Antonio you can still attend Mass here on a Saturday evening I believe ours and Sunday the Mariachi Mass is beautiful

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The missions were interesting to see but I wish there was something to describe what we were seeing. The church was beautiful but you can't take pictures inside unless you get permission from the Father.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking thru this Mission is like walking in the past. Easy to walk around and free it doesn't take long to visit this historical Mission. Mission San Jose is very close to other historical Missions that many people are not aware of and not as crowded as the Alamo nor a tourist trap like the Alamo. If you like history... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mission San Jose is the best and largest of all the San Antonio missions. Be sure to see the famous rose window.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the largest of the missions on the San Antonio river and well worth your time to visit. Don't forget to take photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove our of the city to explore some sites and came upon the missions. We adored these and walking though them. The structure is breathtaking, just wish there was more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All the missions in San Antonio are great to visit and learn about the history of the area but San Jose has a great little theater that shows a short film about the history Of the missions, the area and most importantly about the Mission Indians who lived in and near them. I recommend starting at with the film first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Most tourists and surprisingly few San Antonio-area residents know that the Alamo City has more Spanish-colonial missions than any other city in the U.S.A. Nor, do they know that San Jose is clearly the "queen" of the missions. Built in the traditional 16th - 18th century Latin American-style, San Jose hosts the National Park Service buildings, which includes a truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The San Antonio mission trail is a must-do for anyone who enjoys history! Mission San Jose is amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the mission on a refreshing very rainy day. There were not many people there due to the rain, but we loved it! We watched a 20 minute video that helped us understand the mission's history. We did a self-guided tour, so probably missed out on a lot of info. We bought a few items from the gift shop... More 

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