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Mission Espada

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Address: 10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
Phone Number: +1 210-627-2064
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.

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A walk through history

We started at this mission on our tour of the San Antonio missions trail. Beautiful grounds. A quaint cathedral with the old convent with some restoration taking place. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
rabbitt1000
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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started at this mission on our tour of the San Antonio missions trail. Beautiful grounds. A quaint cathedral with the old convent with some restoration taking place. The history of these missions is very interesting and represent a true piece of Texas legend.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The grounds were immaculate. The church itself was beautiful inside and is a architectural treasure on the outside. There is a very small gift shop that supports the Mission - mainly religious items with some pottery. This is a definite stop that is well worth the time.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission Espada is always our first stop on the mission trail. The grounds are so nice and the priests keep beautiful flowers. Now there is a small gift shop. The mission is still a working Catholic Church and they still conduct mass. It is very interesting to learn how the communities were build near the missions and how the aqueduct... More 

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Scotch Plains,NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour buses, cars and bikes travel this path to see a few other missions preserved and each totally different in design and size. This mission though small had unique architectural features and was well worth the stop. Handicap accessible

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Marblehead, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some missions where close together but others were further apart. Very historic and information received on each mission thru our phone.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All I've got to add to everyone else's comments is that this park is pet-friendly. You just can't them into any buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These missions on the mission trail are worth a visit. It is a great drive to all or you can take a bike or bus. The church here was amazing. I could have sat there all day inside. Beautiful setting. Very interesting. A part of history to experience.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful experience last time we were there...they were having a baptism--not sure what the horses were about as we didn't stay to see the complete ceremony.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We did not have time to tour the Mission itself but drove to the aqueduct area. The historical marker has excellent information concerning how and why the aqueduct was made -- even that from an engineering perspective it shouldn't have worked, but it did. This was from the mid-1700s! To actually see it and the nearby land serviced by it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This church and it's attached buildings are very picturesque. Being under the National Parks Service the information was very informative.

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