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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%
Travellers talk about
“bell tower” (8 reviews)
“small church” (4 reviews)
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
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+1 210-627-2064
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"bell tower"
in 8 reviews
"small church"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 4 reviews
"national historical park"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 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 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 4 reviews
"texas history"
in 4 reviews
"mission"
in 280 reviews
"aqueduct"
in 21 reviews
"ruins"
in 18 reviews
"trail"
in 32 reviews
"chapel"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super tiny mission that is still active. There is a lovely old cottage adjacent to the mission on the grounds. There is also an Indian burial ground that only looks like ruins, no headstones or markings. It is actually before Mission San Juan but the...More

Thank Krystle L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mission is still an active church but there was lots of ruins on it. It was hard to imagine what it was before. Beautiful though.

Thank Samantha J
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Mission Espada is much smaller than Mission San Jose, but has it's own beauty and a wonderfully refurbished little cathedral. This also has a gift shop and the surrounding grounds are a joy to behold and take photographs of this historical landmark. All of the...More

Thank Rod K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Beautiful smaller cozy church, there was a wedding going on, so we just peeked inside the door. Sunday masses. There is a Spanish engineering marvel of an Aqueduct with the same name, actually San Francisco de la Espada. this is National park and National Historic...More

Thank 516madelines
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

The tiny little mission... something out of the old western movies. Still used for services today. One of my favorite.

Thank davisjd2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

One of the Missions we went to on the bus tour, lots of history, easy to walk, beautiful to see. All the Missions were beautiful.

Thank Jeannene A
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Mission Espada was more impressive than Mission San Juan. If you are visiting during opening hours, there are washroom facilities and a snack bar.

Thank Vanski
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

If I had to rate the four missions I would make this one third. It will only take you about 90 minutes max for this one which includes going into the ranger station and side museum, walk the perimeter, go down towards the river, visit...More

Thank Stephanlee1
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This mission is really only good for the photo op of the church face. The inside is modern, as it is a working church. The grounds are almost 100% (badly) recreated by the WPA.

Thank Consumer72212
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Drove to this gem with our bicycles via the Riverwalk and arrived late afternoon. Very peaceful spot as the sun set. The Sanctuary building was already closed but just to walk the beautifully kept area was memorable. We weren't really sure if the Sacristy was...More

Thank Tnrunrgrl262
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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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