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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.
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  • Average6%
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“small church” (4 reviews)
10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful and on the Mission tour. This Mission is fairly small and does not large and does not take that long to walk around. One can relax and take their time to enjoy the surroundings.

Thank Napsterthecat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely mission situated very close to San Antonio. It's an easy drive along the mission trail to get to each one of these. Sadly the church was not open due to frequent theft. However it is worth the walk through to see...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very neat and historic place to see. The mission has been maintained very well. The employees and plaques are very informative which gives you a feel of what it was like back when the mission was active. The church is open and...More

Thank penahill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pretty. The grounds are extensive to walk around and it is so quiet and peaceful here. Each mission is unique and has its own special qualities. A lot of history lives in this mission. So glad I got to see it.

Thank arithecat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at all Missions and walked around all. They each are alittle different with good picture opportunities. Take time to talk to any Guides or staff on the grounds. Each has a alittle more to add to the story.

Thank 431BRIANB
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Not as much history as The Alamo, nor quite as grand as some other missions but it is an attractive 1700s structure and parts of the property walls still exist, and are in wonderful shape

Thank DragonDad
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Mission Espada was the 4th Mission for us to visit on the Mission Trail. Much of the Mission is in ruins, but is clean and very interesting. There is a small Church intact as well as a small gift shop. Free admission and free parking,...More

Thank GLowPetaluma
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is the last Mission on your trail tour. The VIA line does not yet go this far. You can do it by car or rent a bike at San Jose or was it San Juan and ride down the San Antonio river bike path....More

Thank GARitterDVM
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We've lived in SA for several years and Espada is by far the most beautiful of all the missions. We happened to visit at the end of a wedding and got a quick snap of the chapel. If you're a historical buff make sure to...More

Thank Dr_ADuarte
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We started our Mission Trail visit with San Francisco de la Espada as it is the furthest from downtown San Antonio. Working our way back towards the Alamo. It was hard to see the visitor's center, kind of hidden on the other side of the...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
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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!
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