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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 5 days ago

This place is really small. We could not tour the small church as there was a wedding going on inside. If you cannot go in the church, then there is nothing else to see. There is free parking.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Espada is the smallest and southernmost of the missions which seems to mean less tourist traffic. When we arrived around 10 am on Sunday morning they were having a guitar mass. There is a small National Park museum there as well. Feels quite authentic and...More

Thank sazoram
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful mission. The church is historic and very different from the other missions. It was very quiet and did not take very long to see, but very much worth the time. I will be back.

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteer, Alfred, was very apathetic and unhelpful to us in that he was unwilling to give us any insight into the history of the mission. However, the lady at the gift shop and the Deacon were very helpful to us. In addition, the church...More

Thank Mantle22
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 24 July 2017

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 23 July 2017

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 19 July 2017

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
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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