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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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An experience in History

This mission is the largest and is very well preserved. The historical reconstruction of the environment is well done. Leaflets are a good supplement to billboards and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This mission is the largest and is very well preserved. The historical reconstruction of the environment is well done. Leaflets are a good supplement to billboards and announcements. Visiting the acequia and the water-mill is a most rewarding experience. The façade and the rose window are excellent examples of Vicerrregal art. Understanding life in a mission, with its three levels:... More 

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

Beautiful mission church restored to it's former glory. Sunday Masses are a delight with a priest who homiles we enjoy. There is a Mariachi Mass as well as a Mass for Spanish speaking visitors. The mission grounds and church are part of the National Park Service and are well kept. A must see for those visiting San Antonio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting the missions is a must to understand the culture and history of San Antonio. The San Jose Mission offers guided tours, a 20 minute very informative film and a museum of historic artifacts and photographs. The National Park Service has a wealth of information available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very educational and beautiful. I think more should be done to preserve this often forgotten chapter in our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you visiting SA you cannot miss this Mission ( excuse the pun) probably the best one and better preserved to give you an idea of what life was 250 years ago .

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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 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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