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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.
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the old missions. Many of them are still in use. I am particularly fond of the bells on this mission and the overall grounds. If it's not crowded sometimes you will run into a Priest and have an enlightened conversation.

Thank MizKittyMc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the smaller of the missions in my opinion but very attractive and worth your time. You can get through this one fairly quickly with some good photo ops.

Thank travelbug2332
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this mission. I truly think it's the prettiest with the three bells, An Indian burying grounds across from the original church. Visited a couple of years ago. I personally liked the serenity.

Thank 309gaily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved visiting each of the missions! Next time, we will rent the bikes and take the trails in between them!

Thank StacyStenz
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Espada is a beautiful escape from the city. It truly embodies the spirit of St. Francis.It's a real gem!

Thank Gruenemann
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Maybe because I was hot and hungry, but, I was glad to be done with our mission trail tour, not seeing anything I had not seen before here. Of course, after seeing the other four, I would not have dreamed of leaving this one off!

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Due to road work and construction it is extremely difficult to get to the mission. You have to take a detour and we ended up twice at dead end roads. This is the smallest and simplest of the missions. Is is still worth seeing, but...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This is my favorite church of the six missions, quaint and very peaceful from inside... you find serenity inside.

Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Definitely a worthwhile stop on the Mission Trail to learn about the history of the Mission as well as early San Antonio

Thank GolferKen
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Probably the most prettiest and simple of the 5. The furthest from town if you'd like to drive or bike the 10 miles down the Riverwalk as a cool family I met. Either way, don't skip the Missions.

Thank MIZT13
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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