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Mission San Jose

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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Are you interested in unique forms of history...what people had to do to survive more than a century ago? Or, are you sensitive to the unseen energy that surrounds...resides...in historic places? If your preferences are either one or both of these, then the San Jose...More

Thank Keith G
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Large free parking lot with a few spots of shade. Visitor Center. If you are planning to see the other missions you should start here and talk to ranger. He pointed out a road closure that saved us some aggravation. Theater, museum, and gift store.

Thank NWTravelerDude
Reviewed July 25, 2016

not to be missed, very historic great spot for all ages. Really a US treasure , bring water and sunscreen

Thank mamaaa
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We took the Alamo Trolley it took us right up to the Mission. The guided tours are only in the morning. They said it was too hot in the afternoon. They show a great film with the history of the mission. It is a must...More

Thank Tidwellfam
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We visited the place on a Sunday and was lucky enough to get a guided tour by the ranger. It was great. Just walking is so different than hearing the history behind the place. It is a unique place that explain the history of Texas...More

Thank yaki a
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Make sure to see the video in the visitors center,FIRST, Very informative. Learned a lot. Nice display in the lobby. Gift store in lobby as a variety of items to buy. Mission was interesting and beautiful see. This Mission is in use by local families....More

Thank cmlcampbell
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Mission is smaller than expected, but holds a lot of great history. Tour had choice of a guided tour or a narrated tour via headphones.

Thank Martha M
Reviewed July 23, 2016

San Antonio has several missions and all of them are a must see, the preservation exceeds most historical sites, tours are offered and very informative, never found any visit to be crowded or inability to take photographs, hint make sure you take your camera, but...More

Thank Andrew Bernie V
Reviewed July 23, 2016

A must see for any one that loves history. One can see the complete history of the missions and how they were an intimate part of the community .

Thank matone820
Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you enjoy historic sites, this is a great visit. Although it was a very hot day, we enjoyed the history and the architecture.

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Lisa A
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
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.
November 10, 2016|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The missions Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada are in the National Park. Mission San Antonio de Valero "The Alamo" is part of the World Heritage but I don't think it is... More