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Mission San Jose

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Neighbourhood: Harlandale
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Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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+1 210-229-4770
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San...

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.

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Wonderfully maintained Mission. Interesting and historic commentary by Park Ranger. Great spot for photos.

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boston
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Wonderfully maintained Mission. Interesting and historic commentary by Park Ranger. Great spot for photos.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Way bigger than the Alamo and a lot less touristy. Would still recommend both though. Had a nice time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the largest Mission of all. It is surrounded by walls and the Capella is functional. You can walk all over the place, visit the Capella and the warehouses. It is a great destination for people interested on architecture and history. Rent a bike and visit all Missions

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the church to attend mariachi mass which is Sunday at noon. They had a choir and mariachis. This is one of several missions in SAN Antonio. There were buildings on the grounds you could tour as well as bathrooms and a gift shop. In addition, there was a shop that displayed and sold fused glass.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We luckily arrived just before 10am & so joined the free guided tour by the ranger. Tatum was the most wonderful guide. She sure knew her facts but was so entertaining as well. This mission wes the best of the three that we visited.

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Great history and recommend doing the free Park Ranger tour takes about 45 minutes but, worth it! Nice and peaceful place!

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It was interesting to see the missions in San Antonio. My spouse and I enjoy church history, so going to each of these places was a very educational and good time. It is in lovely surroundings.

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We discovered that the Alamo iss so special in its own way. But thereis more just a little ways outside of the city. This mission ii so impressive. A great introductory film at the visitor center gives you a great overview of why it was created and how it functioned. The site is absolutely beautiful and expanded my limited Texas... More 

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We visited early in the day before the rush. Great movie explaining the mission and how it came to be can be viewed in visitor centre as well as lots of other information. Mission itself is beautiful and worth wandering around.

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I can't believe I have never been here. It is very nice and historical. Go on a day when the weather is cool. There are bike rentals as well, and most important clean restrooms. Enjoy!

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