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Mission San Jose

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Neighbourhood: Harlandale
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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
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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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This compound depicts the typical missions. The walls and rooms represents how the set up was during the time the original Church was built. If you're not attending a mass, go... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This compound depicts the typical missions. The walls and rooms represents how the set up was during the time the original Church was built. If you're not attending a mass, go when they don't have one for they don't allow people who are not staying for the mass inside the church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great to learn about the history before the area became Texas ! Still holding Mass all these years later !

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We strolled about the grounds and into the church on a beautiful day. It is easy to picture life around the missions since the exterior walls are intact and the church well kept.its a beautiful setting and informative. You could easily spend 2-3 hours there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I learned a lot of history about the Mexican and Spanish history in Texas during the tour. The Park Ranger was very informative and told us a lot about the day to day lives of the local people in the 1600 and 1700's.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mission San Jose is a must see if you visit San Antonio. It's hallowed ground from times passed that shaped our country. Laying eyes upon the buildings created by Spanish missionaries and indigenous people evoked a feeling of reverence for it's historical significance. The melding of the European building techniques with the Meso-american technique make for uniquely American Southwest mission... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Be sure and allow plenty of time to stroll through the grounds and soak up the beauty of the place. Enjoy the gift shop while you are there too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The missions are amazing, even in their various states of disrepair and ruin. I enjoyed visiting much more than I had anticipated.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Much of this has been recreated but again some is original. Here and there you can see some of the original reds. It gives you an idea of how big the Alamo would have been. Some information placards to read as you walk along. Well worth visiting . There are many photo opportunities. Shadows are great

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My daughter and I drove over and it was well worth our time. Interesting to see and beautiful. Peaceful to walk around. Would recommend a trip over.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Mission San Jose on several occasions and each time I find something new and exciting to see, photograph, and to ponder. This is such a remarkable Mission to spend time at. If you are a history buff San Jose’s is a must for your visit list. Some facts about the Mission: • Founded in 1720,... More 

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