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Mission Espada

10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Small-Group World Heritage San Antonio Missions Tour with Guide
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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bell tower” (9 reviews)
“small church” (4 reviews)
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
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"bell tower"
in 9 reviews
"small church"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"national historical park"
in 4 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 5 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"mission"
in 287 reviews
"aqueduct"
in 22 reviews
"ruins"
in 19 reviews
"trail"
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"chapel"
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"crucifix"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the Missions to explore. The visitors center is very nice, not as big as San Juan or Concepcion, but still nice to see. The volunteer here was making a rug and taught mu youngest daughter how to spin wool from scratch, it was...More

Thank Curtis J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mission Espada is my favorite of the missions in San Antonio. A great piece of history! While we were there it was very quiet and peaceful.

Thank cepjr238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must see if your are interested in the history of San Antonio. This is the second church built at this location the walls of the first one is still there also for you to view. History History of San Antonio enjoyed our visit all 5...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 14 May 2018

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 11 May 2018 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 4 May 2018

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 27 April 2018

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 26 April 2018

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 25 April 2018

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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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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Luvmtbach
29 March 2015|
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Response from Nattysimps | Reviewed this property |
5pm all the info you need is on this website. nps.gov
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