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Mission San Jose

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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose window” (86 reviews)
“visitor center” (136 reviews)
“mariachi mass” (77 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
Harlandale
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Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

I loved this mission...Absolutely beautiful...the architecture is incredible..me loving photography..it was a gem. While touring..butterflies were migrating such made it more magical.

Thank cattexas
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We didn't know much about this mission, but Helen provided an amazing tour and really brought this site to life. Totally worth the trip.

Thank NicoNicoNicoNi
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Mission San Jose is best viewed when you have plenty of time to spend exploring. The Mission, like most in America, was used as both church, fortress, garrison and farm for "converts." The Indian quarters and cooking chimneys are in great condition and give a...More

Thank Visari26
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Well set out. Learned a lot. History was presented with a bias but still great to see. Recommend seeing if possible

Thank JuliannaOfJack
Reviewed September 30, 2016

I love going to missions because of their interesting history. I was only able to visit here for 30 min since the missions close promptly at 5 pm. I would recommend a longer visit to explore the visitor center as well as explore the grounds....More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I love this mission for its look and feel of what it was originally. The church, buildings, granary, and the walls forming the expansive enclosure. A beautiful historic World Heritage Site. You can sense the faith.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the larger missions in San Antonio, so we spent about an hour and a half. But we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed walking the property and learning about the history, but also enjoyed the short video in the visitors center....More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This was one of three Missions that we visited during a recent trip to San Antonio. Mission San José is known as the Queen of the Missions. This is the largest of the missions and was almost fully restored to its original design in the...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
Reviewed September 28, 2016

To me is not boring the old churches and cathedrals, love them because of the work and details they have to offer everyone that visits is breathtaking

Thank Douglas045
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this special mass every Sunday! People from all over the world attend. It is really special. Arrive early to grab a seat because it is limited. Parking is available and it is a short walk to the chapel.

Thank TexasAggie77
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Lisa A
January 29, 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
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Awmartinez
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.
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mjschoenrock
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
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