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Mission Espada

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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.

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Beautiful Spanish mission architecture and grounds

One of four Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Church services continue to be held on Saturday evening (English) and Sunday morning (Spanish... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of four Spanish missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Church services continue to be held on Saturday evening (English) and Sunday morning (Spanish). Lovely exterior architecture perfect for photographing. Peaceful place to stroll when the Texas heat is not oppressive. Grounds open for guided tours (staff permitting) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Stop at the contact... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the smallest and possibly least interesting of the four missions. BUT each one has its charm and at least once you should visit them all

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started the mission trail with this mission and it was very cool, the mission itself is one of the smaller ones but the grounds are fantastic, there is a small gift shop on site that is worth a look

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Our 5th & last stop on the Mission Trail found us at this beautiful little church right near the Interstate ! A nice & quiet spot and the Church is well kept & the grounds maintained. Several religious still live on site and a small gift shop operates on most days, picked up a rosary for Mum ! The aqueduct... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We started at this mission on our tour of the San Antonio missions trail. Beautiful grounds. A quaint cathedral with the old convent with some restoration taking place. The history of these missions is very interesting and represent a true piece of Texas legend.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The grounds were immaculate. The church itself was beautiful inside and is a architectural treasure on the outside. There is a very small gift shop that supports the Mission - mainly religious items with some pottery. This is a definite stop that is well worth the time.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Mission Espada is always our first stop on the mission trail. The grounds are so nice and the priests keep beautiful flowers. Now there is a small gift shop. The mission is still a working Catholic Church and they still conduct mass. It is very interesting to learn how the communities were build near the missions and how the aqueduct... More 

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Tour buses, cars and bikes travel this path to see a few other missions preserved and each totally different in design and size. This mission though small had unique architectural features and was well worth the stop. Handicap accessible

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Marblehead, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Some missions where close together but others were further apart. Very historic and information received on each mission thru our phone.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

All I've got to add to everyone else's comments is that this park is pet-friendly. You just can't them into any buildings.

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