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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
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+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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Amazing History

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dundas, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really recommend coming in the winter, which are quite mild in San Antonio. The period between New Year and Super Bowl Sunday is perfect to visit Mission San Jose and San Juan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just one of the 4 Missions on the Mission Trail. The 5th is the Alamo. You see ruins of a Spanish Mission. When you go inside you see a beautiful sanctuary that is still in use!

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