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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 1 week ago

Definitely a worthwhile stop on the Mission Trail to learn about the history of the Mission as well as early San Antonio

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most prettiest and simple of the 5. The furthest from town if you'd like to drive or bike the 10 miles down the Riverwalk as a cool family I met. Either way, don't skip the Missions.

Thank MIZT13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the smallest of your four San Antonio Missions but so worth seeing. There is a crucifix inside this Mission and the cloth draped around the waist of Jesus is actually made from a piece of a t-shirt left by Saint John Paul II...More

Thank jcbridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to end a day of mission visiting. Hit all five in a couple hours. Large open spaces. Easy to find. Being sunscreen and water. There is a gift shop. Beautiful scenery.

Thank Utah-Indy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this smaller of the four missions and found the quiet there contrasted with the larger, more popular sites. The mission church is plain in its architecture but with a very strong character. The interior is priceless with the white stucco walls, wood beam...More

1  Thank TMO_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first of five San Antonio Missions. The Mission Espada is the one that is the furthest south, excellent place to begin and work your way up through the Missions, finishing on the fifth and last Mission, The Alamo. Like the rest of the missions,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group enjoyed a pleasant visit and picnic lunch on the grounds here. The chapel is lovely. Stroll the grounds and enjoy the peace of this historic site.

Thank bbmuller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The area appears small when you drive up but it is much larger and the walls enclose a much larger area. The signage is informative and the chapel is pretty.

Thank srlawren11
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The National Parks site says this is Texas' oldest mission, founded in 1690 with existing structures completed by 1751. It's the southernmost among the chain of existing missions established by Spanish Franciscans in that time frame, supporting territorial claims of Spain and spreading Christianity and...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

One of most beautiful and authentic mission I have visited so far and the reason being that still operates as a Parish Church.It has been lovingly restored,though the materials used "adobe "are humble and simple. A small community,just two Franciscan friars,are in charge there and...More

Thank mariajosejosa2
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Karen S
We are coming in October and would like very much to see all the missions, but I am not finding any tours of all 4 missions? Am I missing something?
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!
What time do the gates close?
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