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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not think we would do the mission run but, it was worth seeing all the missions along the route. It was about our history and at all locations it had signs describing our history. It is a must see if you are vacationing...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A block south of the Alamo had a tour bus that took us to all the missions...The guides were very informative and we were able to get off the bus and take pictures. Worth your while!!!!

Thank bevaWaterville_KS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so lucky to be there on a Sunday and go to this Mass. The singing was just beautiful. Choir and baritone soloist brought tears to my eyes! There is nothing like mariachi music with harp to liven up Mass! Do not miss the...More

Thank Mayandollar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had never been here even when I lived in San Antonio. It was awesome to read and "live" where history was made. In school I didn't like History but now I do. There were many beautiful pictures you can take here.

Thank n0rmalyndaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to kill time before hotel check-in, and it was more enjoyable and interesting than either of us expected. The main part of the mission has beautiful architecture, and the placards throughout give you a good deal of the history. It was a...More

Thank mhedal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Park Ranger, Anna, had worked with the Park Services for 30 years and was very knowledgeable. It is free to tour the missions as they are now part of a federal park and they have Ranger led walking tours 3-4x a day that are...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to San Antonio a few times and am embarrassed to say I didn't know about the missions. Well worth the visit.

Thank tishville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now a National Historical Site, Mission San Jose is the most complete of all the Spanish missions in the San Antonio area. One can really get a feel for how the Mission created a city in itself. This is not just a church, it is...More

Thank BillNDianeW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw this as part of the Mission Trail. Very interesting and educational. Highly recommend seeing this and the other missions

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew the missions were originally brightly painted? or that people had segregated areas on the central area according to their "class"?

Thank Catherine C
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Lisa A
I want to rent one of the b bikes and bike the trails. My question is are they bike docks at each stop? or do we need to bring our own bike lock?
30 January 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
What does it cost
7 December 2016|
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Response from Cody V | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.
Is this mission in the San Antonio Mission National Park?
11 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The missions Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada are in the National Park. Mission San Antonio de Valero "The Alamo" is part of the World Heritage but I don't think it is... More