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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.
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“small church” (4 reviews)
10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214-3815
+1 210-627-2064
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank davisjd2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Mission Espada was the first Mission I biked to along the Mission Trail. I planned on going to the farthest one first which was Mission Espada. If you are biking the Mission Trail, there are bike racks here by the main parking lot. The church...More

Thank BZimm08
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Touring the four missions in San Antonio was a great day activity. It is amazing to see all the buildings and stone work. Hard to imagine the original day to day life that went on so long ago.

Thank vvgogh
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This was our first (of 4) stops along the mission trail. Really neat to see the history functioning as it was intended. Espada might be the smallest - but the outline of the original structure is still visible. Well worth the trip to see this...More

Thank Tpmelancon
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Mission Espada is part of the mission trail properties supervised by the National Park Service. It is very historic and gives a glimpse of what life was like at that mission in the 1700s. Parking is free.

Thank Andi55_13
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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