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Mission San Jose

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Neighborhood: Harlandale
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Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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+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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amazing display of history

We discovered that the Alamo iss so special in its own way. But thereis more just a little ways outside of the city. This mission ii so impressive. A great introductory film at... read more

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Fargo, North Dakota
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We discovered that the Alamo iss so special in its own way. But thereis more just a little ways outside of the city. This mission ii so impressive. A great introductory film at the visitor center gives you a great overview of why it was created and how it functioned. The site is absolutely beautiful and expanded my limited Texas... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited early in the day before the rush. Great movie explaining the mission and how it came to be can be viewed in visitor centre as well as lots of other information. Mission itself is beautiful and worth wandering around.

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McAllen,Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't believe I have never been here. It is very nice and historical. Go on a day when the weather is cool. There are bike rentals as well, and most important clean restrooms. Enjoy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visitors Center with good information booth, gift shop and rangers conducting the narration. Perfect picture opportunities and nice place to stroll and enjoy the surroundings.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this mission. It's the most important one after the Alamo. Beautiful and well preserved with lots of history illustrated about Texas. The grounds are beautiful, and it is a nice place to walk around. We got there late in the day so I did not have a chance to see the movie.

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you can only visit one of the four missions this is the best one and is in the best shape. Come learn about the history of the church in Texas Built in the 1700s this one is in great shape .

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Slightly away from the main attractions this was a more informative and idyllic look at the history of San Antonio.

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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This mission is the most preserved of all 5 missions. It is quite large and gives you a feel of the layout of the missions and how they once looked. Very well preserved and close to San Antonio. Limited time? This is the best one to visit! Better than the structure at the Alamo but without the historic connection the... More 

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Make sure to leave time to see the missions. We only had time to see San Jose and it was so worth it! Admission is free (remarkable) and took us about an hour. There is a short documentary to watch, then we walked the grounds. Beautifully kept, informative signage and many photo opportunities.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Recently took a group of senior citizens to tour Mission San Jose. It is beautiful and the tour very informative.

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