The missions are some of the most beautiful buildings in San Antonio, and really give you a great sense of what early Texas/Spain/Mexico looked and felt like. If you have to restrict your visit, I would rank them (from best experience to...least best): Mission San Jose (probaby the best organized, and the largest of the missions), Mission Espada (often called the most beautiful), Mission Concepcion and Mission San Juan de Capistrano. Also, I'm pretty sure the interior of Mission Espada is closed due to renovations until December of 2014, so if you're headed out before then, you might want to try Mission Concepcion instead; I know at least Catholic services are not being held there until then.
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