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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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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

Mission Espada was the 4th Mission for us to visit on the Mission Trail. Much of the Mission is in ruins, but is clean and very interesting. There is a small Church intact as well as a small gift shop. Free admission and free parking,...More

Thank GLowPetaluma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the last Mission on your trail tour. The VIA line does not yet go this far. You can do it by car or rent a bike at San Jose or was it San Juan and ride down the San Antonio river bike path....More

Thank GARitterDVM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've lived in SA for several years and Espada is by far the most beautiful of all the missions. We happened to visit at the end of a wedding and got a quick snap of the chapel. If you're a historical buff make sure to...More

Thank Dr_ADuarte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our Mission Trail visit with San Francisco de la Espada as it is the furthest from downtown San Antonio. Working our way back towards the Alamo. It was hard to see the visitor's center, kind of hidden on the other side of the...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a small mission with some areas needing repair but still very interesting to see. In particular, we really enjoyed the bell towers. Interesting to note that this mission was the furthest from San Antonio and was only manned by two families at some...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is really small. We could not tour the small church as there was a wedding going on inside. If you cannot go in the church, then there is nothing else to see. There is free parking.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Espada is the smallest and southernmost of the missions which seems to mean less tourist traffic. When we arrived around 10 am on Sunday morning they were having a guitar mass. There is a small National Park museum there as well. Feels quite authentic and...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful mission. The church is historic and very different from the other missions. It was very quiet and did not take very long to see, but very much worth the time. I will be back.

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The volunteer, Alfred, was very apathetic and unhelpful to us in that he was unwilling to give us any insight into the history of the mission. However, the lady at the gift shop and the Deacon were very helpful to us. In addition, the church...More

Thank Mantle22
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I love the old missions. Many of them are still in use. I am particularly fond of the bells on this mission and the overall grounds. If it's not crowded sometimes you will run into a Priest and have an enlightened conversation.

Thank MizKittyMc
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Karen S
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!
28 March 2015|
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Response from Nattysimps | Reviewed this property |
5pm all the info you need is on this website. nps.gov