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“The History and Architecture of old Texas on Display”

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
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Ranked #6 of 268 things to do in San Antonio
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Owner description: Historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions.
Reviewed July 3, 2014

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.

Thank Drew S
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

loved it. The history is something. Loved the mission and the grounds. Was really glad to have seen it.

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Reviewed July 1, 2014

for a trip back in time from THE ALAMO to Mission San Jose, along the San Antonio river starting at the S A Zoo thru the Riverwalk on south to several missions you will be amazed at these pre-Texas Spanish missions, most still in use as Parish churches

Thank Harry S
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Each of the four missions we visited were different in some ways. Learning about the hardships they endured made it more than just ready text about it.

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Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you enjoy architecture and history you will enjoy the San Antonio Missions.

I recommend waiting for the tour guide(Park Ranger) to better understand the history within the park.

Rose's Window has romantic theory behind it that will leave a place in your heat.

There are no fees but donations as welcomed as the help the restoration of the park.

Thank DecoTravler
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