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“Lots of history!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mission San Jose

Mission San Jose
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$34.10*
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Best of San Antonio Small Group Guided Tour
Ranked #3 of 262 things to do in San Antonio
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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“Lots of history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

One of the original missions from early Texas settlement. Take the guided tour for a better experience.

Visited July 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“The Largest and Most Complete of the San Antonio Missions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

Because this mission was adjacent to the Missions National Park building, I visited it first. It seems to be the largest of the four and probably the most visited (after the Alamo). Even being the most popular, I found I could still manage numerous pictures without other folks being in them. Amazingly beautiful buildings.

Visited July 2012
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Tarpon Springs, FL
2 reviews
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Was very hot that day but the mission was beautiful and I felt very sentimental there, would go back in a cooler season.

Visited July 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“mission walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a very good place to read up on some old history. very beautiful and a nice stretch of the legs.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“The premier mission church of Texas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

Exceptionally beautiful (in understated way) church. Beautiful grounds and building details. Definitely worth the half-hour drive from downtown.

Visited August 2011
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