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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When we visit the San Antonio Mission Trail, we prefer to start with Mission Espada, and then head along the trail til you end at the Alamo in downtown. This is a small Mission but very nicely preserved. Interesting audio tour available on your phone,...More

Thank Bob-a-Link
Reviewed 5 days ago

This location is simply beautiful and overflowing with history. There is still a large number of ruins that can be visited and they have a gift shop on site as well. Entering the church will take your breath away. You will be able to take...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 1 week ago

An old historical Spanish Colonial Mission established in 1690 by Spain and was known as northern New Spain. The current mission ruins were built in the 18th century. The buildings reflect Spanish Colonial and American Colonial architecture. Situated on 10 acres and near other Spanish...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very peaceful and on the Mission tour. This Mission is fairly small and does not large and does not take that long to walk around. One can relax and take their time to enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely mission situated very close to San Antonio. It's an easy drive along the mission trail to get to each one of these. Sadly the church was not open due to frequent theft. However it is worth the walk through to see...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very neat and historic place to see. The mission has been maintained very well. The employees and plaques are very informative which gives you a feel of what it was like back when the mission was active. The church is open and...More

Thank penahill
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very pretty. The grounds are extensive to walk around and it is so quiet and peaceful here. Each mission is unique and has its own special qualities. A lot of history lives in this mission. So glad I got to see it.

Thank arithecat
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stopped at all Missions and walked around all. They each are alittle different with good picture opportunities. Take time to talk to any Guides or staff on the grounds. Each has a alittle more to add to the story.

Thank 431BRIANB
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Not as much history as The Alamo, nor quite as grand as some other missions but it is an attractive 1700s structure and parts of the property walls still exist, and are in wonderful shape

Thank DragonDad
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mission Espada was the 4th Mission for us to visit on the Mission Trail. Much of the Mission is in ruins, but is clean and very interesting. There is a small Church intact as well as a small gift shop. Free admission and free parking,...More

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Karen S
13 August 2016|
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Response from OregonStrider | Reviewed this property |
The self-guided tours are the best! They allow you to go at your own pace, especially if you want to take pictures, which is highly suggested!
29 March 2015|
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Response from Nattysimps | Reviewed this property |
5pm all the info you need is on this website. nps.gov