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Mission Trail

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Address: San Antonio, TX
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the...

A pedestrian route that starts at the Alamo and winds nine miles along the San Antonio River passing four other historical missions.

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Incredibly interesting and beautiful

The architecture of the buildings and space at each mission is pretty incredible and when you think back to the age and tools available at the time in is incredible. Taking a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The architecture of the buildings and space at each mission is pretty incredible and when you think back to the age and tools available at the time in is incredible. Taking a tour of all 5 missions was not only a pleasure but we learned so much at each of the stops. This is definitely something we would do again... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

See all of them, so much history. They are fairly close together and they are all so different. The original art and altar pieces are stunning. Nice walk around the paths. Cool cell phone tour available too.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We worked our way down the five missions from Alamo. They are all different and all tell the story of how the Spanish founded the modern community of San Antonio.

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Bremen, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone knows about The Alamo and the battle fought there in 1836...what we didn't know was the rich, complex history of the Spanish Mission settlement/conversion of indigenous peoples in the American Southwest. "The people of South Texas found their cultures, their very lives under attack. In the early 1700s Apache raided from the north, deadly diseases traveled from Mexico, and... More 

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Brookline Station, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made the mistake of deciding I was going to bike the whole trail. It's about 20 miles all together. I made it to the 2nd mission and turned around. The trail gets a little hillier as you get into about the 7 mile mark. I totally enjoyed the 2 missions I did see along the way. I really wished... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been wanting for many years to visit the missions and finally were able to before it got too hot. We spent about 6 hours visiting 4 of the 5 missions deciding not to visit the Alamo. There are many options of how to go on this trail from walking to biking to taking the bus/trolley to driving. We... More 

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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you enjoy history, this tour is a real must.The early Spanish missionaries who came to Texas defined the culture which is still apparent today. Until the Texicans came into Texas the mission system was the main influence of Western culture. The mission trail presents an excellent narrative on these early settlers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The missions are located in a beautiful part of San Antonio and certainly worth the time and effort to get there. We took the trolly tour from outside of the Menger Hotel to the missions and wish that we had planned a little more time to explore. The bikes looked like a lot of fun so make sure to plan... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the ambience, each trip here is like my first! Visitors love to watch artists paint as well as love to watch through the day as shadows enhance the structures you can almost hear the hustle and bustle of time past.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can spend an afternoon to visit all of the missions. A couple, Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion are very much worth seeing.

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