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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
Phone Number: +1 210-229-4770
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A center for religion and spirituality. An active Catholic mission that holds a strong feeling of spirituality

I am not catholic but this mission felt very spiritual to me. The altar is magnificent, a remains of the Franciscan monks that brought religion to the San Antonio region.

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North Bay Village, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not catholic but this mission felt very spiritual to me. The altar is magnificent, a remains of the Franciscan monks that brought religion to the San Antonio region.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This mission is beautifully preserved and amazing. I'm not a religious person, but the church is gorgeous and awe inspiring. It's nice because you can actually go into some of the dorms to see where and how people lived.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you are not into the catholic religion, open your mind and learn some interesting history. Of the four Missions, this one is the most unique.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the guided tour, which I highly recommend. Our guide was so knowledgeable and funny. Allow plenty of time so your not rushed, we spent 2 hours. This is a must see when your in the area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the largest mission of them all in San Antonio, also called the Queen of the Missions. It is easy to get to, and is also a fun stop on a bike ride along the San Antonio River trail. We rode our bikes and it is a little off the direct route of the river, you have to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting this 219 year old mission was a wonderful experience on both a physical and spiritual level. It was stunning and the church itself was well preserved and you knew it's purpose was to help people on a spiritual level. Services are still held there. The world has obviously changed since 1797 so this was a special step back in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited all of the missions in San Antonio, but this to me was hands down the most beautiful, inspirational and awe inspiring. Though I'm not Catholic by faith, I felt a true sense of the Holy Spirit and a keen sense of peace just sitting quietly and meditating for a few minutes. I feel I am forever changed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went for a drive one day in San Antonio and came across Mission San Jose and Mission San Jaun. They are a great day out for a nice walk and some history.

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Only worth about 20 min time but a beautiful view of an untouched mission from the 1800's. Not alot to see inside but still worth the time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history displays and the entire mission site was preserved, including grounds, native tribe residence areas along walls, Spanish priest and soldier lodging areas, and, of course, the church.

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