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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
Phone Number:
+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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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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Franklin, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the biggest of the San Antonio missions. Such history of not only church like but also the Indian cultures who lived within the mission walls. Beautiful church, amazing sculptures around the doors & windows.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were married here long ago. A Roman Catholic to a Presbyterian, by a Lutheran minister, in a Catholic mission by special dispensation of the Arch Bishop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a go-to place for us to bring visitors to San Antonio. Every tourist thinks of the Alamo, but to really see one of the missions, this is the real deal. Never too crowded, good at any time of year. A bit off the beaten path, but still easy to find. Very inexpensive and rewarding. Always a highlight with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was fantastic! It gives you an insight into life in the missions and the renovations are spectacular! I loved the original Rose window and the church is fantastic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful missions in San Antonio. If you love history it is a must see. This is one stop along the mission reach which is now a National Historic Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission San Jose is part of the mission chain along the San Antonio River that includes The Alamo. The Alamo is famous but often crowded. Mission San Jose is nearly as interesting but not nearly as crowded and 'touristy'. The Mission has a large walled courtyard with large trees. I found it peaceful. The Church is still in use. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice and educational visit. The information available at the visitors center is helpful and the mission is very well maintained, clean, and easily accessible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was towering high above us. The lighting that travelled up the sides of the mission were perfectly places and the landscaping added to it. I walked past this on my way to the riverwalk and the arcitechture was so distractingly beautiful.

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