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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bell tower” (8 reviews)
“small church” (4 reviews)
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
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"bell tower"
in 8 reviews
"small church"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"national historical park"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"active church"
in 5 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 4 reviews
"visitor's center"
in 5 reviews
"san antonio river"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"texas history"
in 4 reviews
"mission"
in 280 reviews
"aqueduct"
in 21 reviews
"ruins"
in 18 reviews
"trail"
in 32 reviews
"chapel"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful small chapel amidst the beautiful grounds that once protected many native American farming families from the warring Apaches. We arrived just before the 10am Sunday mass and stayed for the service that was entirely in Spanish. We felt welcomed by all in attendance.

Thank qualityjoe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Mission happened to be my favorite - near the parking lot, very few people, very quiet and peaceful, beuatiful little church open for you to walk in and reflect on what you see. Also very photographical and picturesque. FREE to visit.

Thank onova2014
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great mission. The grounds are well kept with lots of structures still recognizable. The church is small and you feel the reverence when you walk in. We loved it.

Thank Connie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began our tour of the San Antonio Missions at Espada. Took the VIVA #40 bus to this most southern location, $2.75 per person all day, clean, efficient, no hassle with driving or parking. Worked our way back to the Alamo from this mission. This...More

Thank Shuttrrbug
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just like how it looks. I think I was reading that it's the oldest one. They built some sort of irrigation system that starts at this one and feeds water to the other three, interesting to read about.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the largest of the Missions (you should start a visit to the quartet at San Jose which has a visitor centre, movie and guide tours) but certainly pretty with it's sweet little working church and it's famous set of bells. You should try and...More

Thank AllanJGJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gorgeous. See them all. Start at the visitor center. Go from there. You will not regret seeing any of them!

Thank Beverly W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's enough of the mission still standing to make it worth your while to visit. Read about the mission in the 1700's - it's interesting.

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Super tiny mission that is still active. There is a lovely old cottage adjacent to the mission on the grounds. There is also an Indian burial ground that only looks like ruins, no headstones or markings. It is actually before Mission San Juan but the...More

Thank Krystle L
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The mission is still an active church but there was lots of ruins on it. It was hard to imagine what it was before. Beautiful though.

Thank Samantha J
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Karen S
13 August 2016|
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Response from OregonStrider | Reviewed this property |
The self-guided tours are the best! They allow you to go at your own pace, especially if you want to take pictures, which is highly suggested!
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29 March 2015|
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5pm all the info you need is on this website. nps.gov
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