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A Franciscan Mission seen along the Mission Trail.
10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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All reviews bell tower a small gift shop small church worth a visit national historical park active church san antonio river visitor's center beautiful grounds lots of history mission aqueduct ruins trail chapel parish southernmost
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited the missions in multiple parts of the country; California, El Paso and San Antonio. Each one is unique and has a story to share. This one is plain in its decor and architecture, but still worth your time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank chicago90Phoenix
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is in our back yard. Had no idea how old or how much happened at the missions. Great place to bring the kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SAExplorers
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went to Mission Espada. Very cool History about the mission and how it was a society based of catholic religion. Highly recommend going.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank olivert340
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not as bold and bright as San Jose, but well worth the visit. Lot so history and lovely grounds make it ideal for folks who prefer a casual stroll. Wheelchairs and walkers did fine as ell.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Holly W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a purist like I am, once you start something, you need to finish it. So, starting the Missions National Historic Park, I needed to see all of the Missions, and Espada is the next to the last Mission south of San Antonio....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AuntieM64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to spend a little time here to see the lifestyle of the early settlers. Not as well preserved as Missions San Jose and Concepcion.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carole M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started south and worked our way up, so this was the first mission we visited. Nothing special, not much left of it. Could give it a miss.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank I9399NJgemmas
Reviewed 10 February 2019

This is the furthest south Mission from downtown SA. After seeing the previous three, we were in doubt if to drive down for this one. Now, after we did I'm very glad. This Mission is very cute - it's smaller than others and its church...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank B1714D
Reviewed 8 February 2019

This is a beautiful small restored mission. It was really fun to see the grounds and go into the chapel. The gift shop was very nice and even sold fresh Empanadas, which were delicious. If you are interested in the history of the missions in...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SGeries
Reviewed 31 January 2019

First, pick up a brochure "San Antonio Missions." Okay, I did that for you; see my pictures. Second, head to this mission, the furthest south, and head north. If our self-guided "tour" was any indication, most people do the opposite. This mission is in a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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4 November 2018|
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Response from Alan C | Reviewed this property |
About a 20 minute drive.
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