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Mission San Jose

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214-2715
+1 210-932-1001
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to San Juan first and then San Jose. San Jose is the larger one and the main site of the park. It has a visitor's center right next to it. So if you have limited time, this is the mission to check out....More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Since assuming protection of the historic missions 95) in San Antonio, the State of Texas has done a magnificent job. Mission San Jose is the star (yes, there is the Alamo, but the latter is known more as the site of battle than as a...More

Thank madqdog
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Mission of San Jose is a great place to understand the history behind the missions and what they provided to the people that lived here. Worth a look! Get a guided tour to fully understand the out side of the church.

Thank 1315linda
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our visit was part of a guided tour. Our tour guide was excellent and informed us of the missions history. Great

Thank mlunstra2
Reviewed 4 days ago

This location is a must see. To see the expanse and understand what it once was is amazing. Make sure to check the Mass schedule, as we were there during a mass and difficult to get a good see of the Church without disrupting anyone.

Thank danielhess2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this place because my son, who is 8, loves collecting Junior Ranger badges as part of the National Parks Service Junior Rangers program. We arrived on a beautiful afternoon and got our Junior Rangers booklets and set to work learning about the mission....More

Thank BigHilda
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just one of the four missions outside of the downtown area. It was amazing to see such an old structure in such good condition. Probably the most interesting of the four missions

Thank DragonDad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Of course there is the Alamo, but based on crowds & most intact missions, San Jose had the most to see - and not the crowds like the Alamo. If you only have time for one mission, except for Alamo, which you need to see...More

Thank bljam
Reviewed 6 days ago

This mission has been restored to show the original decorations and mission layout of the grounds. The individual living quarters of the mission charges are distributed along the wall. The wall provided the inhabitants safety from marauding Native American bands. The interior of the mission...More

Thank leonardoneill
Reviewed 6 days ago

Authentic mission well maintained and restored visited the church not allowed to sit on the seats not too sure why otherwise very interesting has a gift shop on site

Thank Geraldine K
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Lisa A
30 January 2017|
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Response from Simpllcity | Reviewed this property |
There are bike docks at the missions.
7 December 2016|
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Response from Cody V | Reviewed this property |
It's free to tour the grounds, but they do ask for a donation of $1 to enter the church.
11 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The missions Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada are in the National Park. Mission San Antonio de Valero "The Alamo" is part of the World Heritage but I don't think it is... More