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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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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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Lovely place, great tour

Our tour of this mission was lead by a NPS volunteer who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The largely reconstructed mission and associated buildings were interesting and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New Castle, Delaware
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New Castle, Delaware
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour of this mission was lead by a NPS volunteer who was very knowledgeable and friendly. The largely reconstructed mission and associated buildings were interesting and lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A trip here is well spent. It's not downtown, but worth the effort. This Beautiful mission is still an active church, and an inspiring place. The Rose Window is a work of art. Walking the grounds gives you a small idea of what life might have been like long ago. The Alamo is a tribute to courage, this is a... More 

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Buffalo Grove
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beautiful mission is not only a Heritage site but boasts a feature the other missions do not have. Each Sunday the 12:00pm Mass is a Marachi Mass. Presided over 14 to 15 musicians including, a harpist, violin, trumpets, and guitars expertly played by musicians of all ages. And a beautiful choir conducted by a 91 year old Director and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great information on the mission history of the area. Loved the way the walls were restored so you can truly appreciate the size

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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful mission and the free guided tour was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend going here if you have to choose only one mission to visit.

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Hanover, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really gorgeous mission, lots to explore and learn about for several hours. We took 7 teens and gave them a scavenger hunt to find a couple dozen items for a prize. They got competitive and learned SOO much more this way. Good introductory film. Nice preservation of water operated mill. Catholic church still worships there. Easy bike ride to other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone goes to the alomo but very rarely visits the other missions we only found out by chance there was other missions, it was quite big and interesting from San antonio you can get the bus for 2.,75 dollars return, this will take you to the other missions and our bus driver was very helpful and full of information. The... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing history and is simply breathtaking. You also need to take your camera because it is full of amazing spots to photograph.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting to see how the Texans, Mexicans, Spaniards, and Native Americans lived during the colonization of Texas. The engineering and construction of buildings, fireplaces, and mills was incredible. This mission is very worthwhile to go visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Architecture that makes you wonder How did they do it? This place mesmerised you as to the history embedded in this building.

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