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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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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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“rose window” (83 reviews)
“visitor center” (130 reviews)
“mariachi mass” (74 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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Reviewed yesterday

Mission San Jose – Our second day we took our tour bus four miles from downtown out to the National Historical Parks Missions. We went to Concepcion also, but definitely go to San Jose because it has the Visitor Center with many displays and especially...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This mission is right on the square near the riverwalk. As you walk in the front door you see the remains of the generals from the Alamo. Other than that It is a regular church, where there was a service going on, so we really...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 2 days ago

Start your visit with the movie in the visitors gallery and then enjoy visiting the site and the functioning church. Make sure you get the brochure that explains all of the surrounding sculptures. We were on a tour that only allowed us one hour to...More

Thank Drjoec61
Reviewed 2 days ago

We toured this mission with family and were very impressed with the history, condition and restoration of the buildings and the beauty of the church.

Thank flyingrn3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Talking with park rangers or ambassadors on the grounds will help one learn about the history of the mission and its importance to the development of San Antonio. It enables one to step backwards several hundred years.

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Mission for the first time. The visit was breathtaking. We could not believe the size of the grounds. The repairs are very realistic. The whole place was so historic and peaceful. What a wonderful place to spend the day.

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Start your Mission tour here! We got here at noon on Sunday for the Mariachi mass in this folk art rich mission with it's beautiful rose window. I am not Catholic but mass moved me to tears--so joyful! They have a wonderful movie here that...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the missions in SA. It was very informative and the tour was free. This is one of 5 missions on the tour.

Thank kellben2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured several of the Missions including Mission San Jose. The National Park Service Ranger s were so helpful and willing to share information about the Mission and history of the area. A wonderful afternoon. You can spend an hour or a half-day.

Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several missions in the San Antonio area and if you can only see one this is the one to see. The stone wall fence is almost totally complete, the church is almost as it was, and the layout of the area gives you...More

Thank wtmcalpin
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Lisa A
29 January 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
7 December 2016|
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Response from Cody V | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.
10 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The missions Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada are in the National Park. Mission San Antonio de Valero "The Alamo" is part of the World Heritage but I don't think it is... More